help with a duck broken leg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by linkingemma, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. linkingemma

    linkingemma Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi im new here and i found out this forum seems very awesome please help my duck has broken his leg but i check on him and his leg appears like its hanging dosent move at all and i touch his thighs and dosent move or react at all theres no swelling or anything what can i do? Thanks i advance
     
  2. HeritageGoose13

    HeritageGoose13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep him in a small pen. Where is the break? A picture would be good. If there's no swelling it probably is not broken but has something else wrong with it.
     
  3. linkingemma

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  4. linkingemma

    linkingemma Out Of The Brooder

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    The leg is like hanging ,there is not blood or separated palpable parts
     
  5. HeritageGoose13

    HeritageGoose13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It probably is not broken then. I would do some niacin and electroylte supplements. Something else is causing it to hang but I don't know what. Does he have feeling in his toes? Pinch his foot and see if he reacts/tries to get away.
     
  6. linkingemma

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    It doesnt react :( ,he doesnt even try

    He just looks like it hurts him,because it just tweets
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Is the leg warm or cold compared to the other?

    -Kathy
     
  8. linkingemma

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    Is colder than the other one
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Cooler than the other one could mean that there is a circulation problem. I would get that splint off and see if the leg warms up.

    -Kathy
     
  10. linkingemma

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    Jmmm going to try that until tommorow thanks
     

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