Fox attacks Runner duck..Broken bill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by theMickster, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. theMickster

    theMickster Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 year old runner hen that was just attacked by a fox. At the second shot whit the .22 Mag the fox let her go and split. The duck has a broken lower mandible. About the last 1/3 of her lower bill is hanging at a 45 degree angle to the normal position.
    Is this a survivable injury? She does not appear to have suffered any other injuries.
    Thanks for any advise. :(

    Mick
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  2. Yknot

    Yknot Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry about your duck, hope you got the fox. I don't know a solution but I hope someone here does. Good luck.
     

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