HELP!! Pekin duck!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LegendsCreek, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. LegendsCreek

    LegendsCreek Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for the panic, but I don't know what to do. We got 7 pekin chicks from TSC last week, and everyone seemed fine until tonight. One of them seems to be hobbling and limping and not using its right foot. Not sure what to do, he doesn't seem in pain because there's no screaming, but I feel horrible. Do you have any suggestions? I can't bear to kill him being so young if something is broken and I feel like I did something wrong. They are in a huge kiddie pool in my basement with saw dust and I have no idea how it happened. Pease help me!!!
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It may have pulled a muscle or perhaps a splinter in its food from the shaving...... Give it some time, perhaps take it and one other and put in a seperate smaller pen to rest and recover.
     
  3. LegendsCreek

    LegendsCreek Out Of The Brooder

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    He passed away during the night. I feel horrible. Like I did something wrong. I guess this is part of raising birds :-(
     
  4. IsbelAcresTN

    IsbelAcresTN Out Of The Brooder

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    I know the feeling. You try everything and no matter what, you wonder what you could have done differently. Birds do pass away, but that should serve as a remider to take extra joy in the ones that you do have.
     
  5. LegendsCreek

    LegendsCreek Out Of The Brooder

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    It sucks in a big way, but it is what it is.
     
  6. IsbelAcresTN

    IsbelAcresTN Out Of The Brooder

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    By the way, love your site! The pictures of the ducklings in the bathtub is super cute!
     
  7. av8rwife

    av8rwife Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy trying to figure out how/what to do with your babies. We raised 3 Pekin and 2 Welsh Harlequin ducks from day old babies. They are so stinking cute and tons of entertainment. I would take them outside and let them forage around needless to say they worked my flowerbeds down to nothing. They need a deep vessel for their water so they can duck their heads in and clean out their sinuses. Enjoy your pets.
     
  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Sorry for your loss. It happens.

    Good luck with the rest of them.
     

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