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I have a male and a female duck the female has a limp but when I pick her up her leg bone does not feel broke and the male duck just stands on top of her and makes her get out of her way when I go to separate her all she does is wine and will not eat without him but some days she is so bad the I am scared for her and she is my favorite duck and my first so she is very special to me and I want her to be ok this problem started when she was 18 weeks old she did not fall from high places and now she is 22 weeks old and the male is to
 

Kaw

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I have a male and a female duck the female has a limp but when I pick her up her leg bone does not feel broke and the male duck just stands on top of her and makes her get out of her way when I go to separate her all she does is wine and will not eat without him but some days she is so bad the I am scared for her and she is my favorite duck and my first so she is very special to me and I want her to be ok this problem started when she was 18 weeks old she did not fall from high places and now she is 22 weeks old and the male is to

We are going through this now too!! It’s been two weeks. Here’s our story if it helos.
I am convinced her injury was caused by a male while they were in the coop so maybe a bad angle?
Her ankle is swollen and feels hot.
But This could an infection. Infection often works it’s way up a ducks leg.
We were able to take her to a vet, but they couldn’t say for sure what the problem is
She had xrays and was put on an antibiotic and anti inflammatory.
I brought her inside and she fussed fir about 30 mins. Then for the most part she settled in. I put her back in her brooder (she was born in Sept) so she was in familiar surroundings.
I also put her in a warmish bath everyday up to a few hours. It helped support her and hopefully increase the circulation in her leg.
She wouldn’t eat her pellets but loved to eat sweet peas which are high in niacin, and mealworms.
She would eat out if my hand or dive for the peas in the bathtub. The mealworms float and she loved thise too.

After two weeke she is putting her leg down but not using it except to balance if needed.

I put her outside in a pen so she could see the other ducks but she flapped so hard to get out and be with them and they picked on her. She stood alone so I intervened a little and she was able to go swimming with them, but she can’t keep up and gets run over, so I brought her in at night while it is icey outside. I didn’t want a setback for her or me. It’s takes a little time to give a duck meds twice a day.
Yesterday, she stayed out overnight.
She is still mending but moving in the right direction.
I don’t know if it was the antibiotics or time that had helped and I hope she will continue to improve.
Maybe a warm bath and some peas can help your girl. Best wishes.
 

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