Help duck with leg problem

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by K&BRanch, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. K&BRanch

    K&BRanch New Egg

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    Hi! I have a 5 month old Jumbo Pekin that has been limping on one of her legs for about 5 days. I moved her in a pen 4 days ago so that she would not walk on it as much but it hasn't seemed to help. My ducks free range and have access to Sabine Valley Chicken layer 16% pellets and chicken scratch. I did give her 2 vitamin drenches to help boost her. Here is a picture of it--http://picasaweb.google.com/kdbfa69/DuckLegProblem?authkey=Gv1sRgCKi_n5Dh-5HqPg#5401936617925059330.
    Thanks I appreciate any input.
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I can't tell much from the picture. First I would check to see if there is any swelling, anything out of place on the bottom of her foot, and does her joints all work smoothly. If by doing a check you can't see anything wrong, than it's possible it's a sprain/strain... The best course of action then would be to let her swim. After you check the leg out, tell us what you've found.
     
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    are there any sores on the bottom of her feet?
     
  4. K&BRanch

    K&BRanch New Egg

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    She can't really move it at that joint. I wondering if it is sprained because it is very swollen there. Here is another picture. Sorry I didn't realize the other one was blurry. http://picasaweb.google.com/kdbfa69/DuckInjuredFoot?authkey=Gv1sRgCNuKjra7g9eT7AE#5402100060469395090

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    doesn't have sores on the bottom of her feet. I went ahead a let her out of their pen this morning. The only problem with that is that I have 6 other ducks that she follows around limping. They were all raised together. I have 1 large pond and a small home made one. They won't swim in the big natural pond since I raised them since they were babies they only swim in the smaller one and I can't keep them in there so that she will just swim and rest the leg. They have access to 30 acres and mainly stay pretty close to the house. I might be able to rig some fencing up around the small pond to try to keep her in it so she can rest it unless ya'll have any other ideas.
    Thanks.
     

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