Help with young Drake runner duck

generaldsherman

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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?
 

generaldsherman

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

generaldsherman

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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
thanks a million! Thought the falling off thing sounded weird
 

generaldsherman

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

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