Help with young Drake runner duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by generaldsherman, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first runner duck Drake just reached puberty a couple weeks ago. Noticed today his "junk" was stuck outside the vent, swollen and poo-covered. Anyone have advice?
     
  2. LaPoulet

    LaPoulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not positive but it sounds like a prolapse. @Amiga will know if online. How many ducks do you have? Are you sure it's a male?
     
  3. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh- never mind. Figured it out. First time duck owner...GROSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    is he okay? It does sound like a phallus prolapse - that can be serious, but it is treatable.
     
  5. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or he's done with his mating season. Is it true that drakes are only capable of breeding for a short time each year and then lose the ability until next spring?
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    No, that's not true.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    A prolapsed phallus can become infected and then the infection can become systemic.

    He needs to be separated in a clean shelter with fresh food and water. Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks has a section on treating this. Do you have access to that book?

    Here is a thread in which I quoted from the book.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1116282/bloody-duck-penis
     
  8. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks a million! Thought the falling off thing sounded weird
     
  9. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got it, thanks. Hope he recovers, he's the handsomest one
     

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