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Help! Duck stung by yellow jackets

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Muscovy-palooza, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Muscovy-palooza

    Muscovy-palooza Songster

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    Can anyone tell me what I should do for a duck that has been stung by yellow jackets? I am not sure how many times he was stung. I was stung once before realizing that I was on top of a nest. Stevie, the little darling, was sticking close to me waiting for another worm or other goody. He was sandwiched in a tight spot so I couldn't see him and how many stings he may have gotten stung. He went to the spring and has been preening and is now foraging in the spring and headed to pick blueberries off the low branches. One eye is staying closed more than the other. He doesn't seem to be too phased by the incident but I just want to know of there is anything that I should do to ward off a bad reaction or for future stings.
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Children’s liquid Benadryl not sure of dose. @casportpony . I had a mini dachshund get into a yellow jacket nest I had to rush her to the vet for a shot. Always good to have Benadryl In the meds chest. Even for us humans.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Generally Ducks don't have bad reactions to wasps or stinging bugs..
     
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  4. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    No Yellow Jackets around here this year. Last year there were plenty. Something must have decimated them…
     
  5. Muscovy-palooza

    Muscovy-palooza Songster

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    Stevie did fine with the stings. Great idea to have liquid benadryl handy. It would be great to know the dosage for future reference if anyone knows. Those yellow jackets are relentless! I've made some traps in hopes of eradicating the swarm. Hubby burned the nest but it was too wet and the yellow jackets escaped and were not happy. Guess we will see how the traps work out. Thanks for the help.
     
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