Duckling with spraddle leg - - how long to keep bandaids on?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Irajoe, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little fellow is eating and drinking...and without the bandaids manages to get around. But with the bandaids, it can stand up straight.

    I expect the answer is to leave them on until it can walk properly.

    But, can anyone tell me about how long that should be?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I splinted my duck's leg with tape and tongue depressor. After 5 days (with dressing changes every other day) I put him in a warm water bath to let him swim and exercise his leg. He was doing OK after 5 days of splinting and continues to improve without the splint.
     
  3. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It took about a week for my chick and a week and a half for my pheasant. Mine learned to get around with the bandaid on in a short while. I would just leave it on and check in a week to see how he is.
     

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