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Fox attack?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by owleyes22, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. owleyes22

    owleyes22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I am new to backyard chickens and I know you guys are specifically focused on chickens but I'm sure ducks are very similar so any suggestions or help would be great thanks!
    1) What type of bird , age and weight
    Duck, 4 years old
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    Cautious
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    Since the attack
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? N/a
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    Yes. Blood around craw. No known broken bones. In shock.
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Possible predator attack
    The family thinks a fox did it. We leave Bubby (the duck) out at night and he sleeps in the back yard but last night he was attacked.
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    He eats wheat seeds like grains. Have not fed or watered him yet.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    Pale green
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    I put bubby in a box with rags in it. He is currently in the house.
    10 ) What is your intent as far as medical treatment?
    I just want to make sure he stops bleeding and doesn't get an infection by myself if possible.
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    Will upload
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    Cardboard box lined with plastic bags and old rags.
     
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  2. owleyes22

    owleyes22 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. owleyes22

    owleyes22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I now realise that there is a duck tab... i will be redirecting to there.
    Unfortunately i did not see this because i was freaking out because of the attack.


    UPDATE: Bubby drank water but when he got up to drink i think he may have reopened the wound and he dripped blood all over the floor.

    New Thread click HERE!
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your duck. Beware - that fox will be back.
     
  5. [​IMG] Hope your duck gets better!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    what a beautiful duck, hope he makes a full recovery.
     
  7. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I think a racoon did it. they are a common predator to poultry. My ducks got atacked a stormy night and they where out looking for slugs. then a racoon cam and tryed to rip his head of. Webferd the duck got almost pulled under the trailer but he didn't die. a few bite marks here and there, but he was okay. Here is a picture of him:
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  8. owleyes22

    owleyes22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow lucky he wasn't too badly hurt! Your ducks are absolutely gorgeous by the way! Also thank you to everyone for their support!
     
  9. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWE, Good luck!

    [​IMG] Cheers from Ohio! [​IMG]Glad you could join us! [​IMG]
     
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  10. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks!
     

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