Greetings from the Dakotas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cluck92, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. cluck92

    cluck92 In the Brooder

    Oct 9, 2014
    Hi there from South Dakota!
    I am new to this site but have been reading it for a while. Last year my flock of chickens I had raised from eggs and my two ducks were destroyed from one angry mink. I have finally overcome the trauma and chose to start again but this time start with adult birds. My one hen hatched a bunch of chicks so I had no choice but to get attached all over again. This is my first year having my hens produce eggs.
    Anyways the reason I joined today is because one of my ducks (an Indian running duck) has a swollen leg and the foot is now dark colored. I found a string wrapped around the "healthy" leg today so I'm wondering if that's what caused the problem with the other leg. I am worried this might be dry gangrene. Wondering if there is something I can do for the duck. Have called around to the local veterinarians but I can't really afford to spend a lot of money on this duck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks! I look forward to seeing how this site works!
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've always wanted to visit South Dakota. I've visited about 30 of the 50 states, but that is one that has eluded me and which looks so interesting. I'm sorry about the loss of your two ducks to a mink. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. You should post on our duck section at and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    I used to live in South Dakota. Off highway 16A in the Black Hills. [​IMG]

    So sorry about your duck. Definitely post this in our ducks section for more help Michael has left you with the link. You might also post this in our emergency section too...

    I hope you can get her back up on her feet soon.
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your duck, X3 on try the Emergency and Duck forum, hope it recovers.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    The mink wasn't angry , it certainly enjoyed it's killing spree. Check out the predator section to find out how you can prevent this from happening again. They can squeeze through tiny openings. It will be back. I hope someone on the emergencies or ducks thread can help you decide which is best for the duck and you.
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry to hear about your duck! Definititely post in the Emergencies section for some answers on what to do about the leg!
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your duck! [​IMG]Hopefully, people in the Emergencies section of the forums can help.
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry about your duck![​IMG]
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California

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