In the Brooder
- Apr 19, 2014
My baby duck (1 week old) has a bad bruise on his break. I am unsure how it happened. In the past few days it has gotten worse! What can I do?! Please help.[/IMG]
There is nothing sharp. He was so small my mom told me to keep him in my hamster cage for a few days. I think he may of got it stuck inbetween the bars? Do you have any Idea how I can help him at all? He does eat and drink so it shouldn't possibly be life threatening correct?
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If you haven't any antibiotic's in the house you can give some hard boiled egg's till you get some
Is your duck eating or drinking water on it's own at the moment
Hello and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your duckling, X3 you might try posting in the Duck forum https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks and Emergencies forum https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures You could try putting triple antibiotic ointment without painkiller like Neosporin on it. You might try posting a picture of your brooder set up and feeders etc like gander007 suggested if anything stands out he could be getting into.
Yes I would agree with that and the hamster cage has way to big a spacing between the wires for a duck a chicken could work but a duck no ...
Ok what kind of medical supplies do you have to work with Bactine would be good for now .....
Do you have any kind of ointments ????