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Help! Limping duck!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bydhatch, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chirping

    Jul 23, 2016
    My female duck is limping and pulling her foot up when she stands still. The leg feels a little hotter then the others. Upon examination, i could not find any cuts or sores and no swelling is evident. She is kept with her male and they are VERY closely bonded. I do not want to have to seperate them if possible. Help.

  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Songster

    Jun 30, 2015
    Rhode Island
    Is she a meat breed? I am not an expert and I haven't ever owned ducks but I have read that sometimes meat ducks will break their legs because they are overweight and clumsy on land. From your description, it seems as if she may have something wrong on the inside of her leg. If you are willing to take her to a vet, her mate could accompany her to help keep them both calm. Best of luck

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