Help! Wild duck with a broken foot!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tempaccount1324, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. tempaccount1324

    tempaccount1324 Hatching

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    Hi all! I just made this account temporarily to try and find some ideas / help with a wild duck that (we think?) had been partly run over. The male duck who is in question seems fine, other than his foot. He eats, flies and hops on one foot due to his other foot being broken. We can’t take him to a vet because it’s egg laying season, and he is already mated to a female duck that has already layed eggs, so if we took the male duck the female would starve to death guarding the eggs instead of taking turns like they usually do. Any suggestions on what we should do? They are very friendly; my mom has been feeding them for many years.
     
  2. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    What breed of ducks? Would/could you bring them in or put in a keep or coop so you can help doctor his leg.
     
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  3. tempaccount1324

    tempaccount1324 Hatching

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    I have no idea what kind, but here’s a picture of a video I took of the male and female a while ago, it’s the one with the blue green head! And I’m not quite sure, we were going to try and maybe call someone down there to see if they can help him down there instead of taking him away from the area
     

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  4. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    Those are mallards. I wish you luck and hope they survive and do great!!!
     
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  5. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    They are mallards
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Wild life rehabber they are equipped to handle things like this.
     
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  7. beccaWA

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    Great idea. We have one here in our area, and they do great with injured/abandoned birds and animals.
     

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