Help with young Drake runner duck

generaldsherman

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Jun 8, 2015
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My Drake is about 4 months old and just reached puberty recently. Noticed when I caught him earlier today that his "junk" is stuck outside the vent. Looks swollen and brown from poo. Cleaned him and dipped his butt in the pond. Anyone have this problem with boy poultry before? What should I do?
 

generaldsherman

Songster
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I posted a response on another thread.... here is a thread in which I shared what I found in Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks.

The drake can recover if he receives proper treatment.

A good duck vet would be best. In the meantime - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1116282/bloody-duck-penis
Unfortunately, I am out of work right now. Home remedies will have to do. Poor guy...if nothing else, my sister loves ducks and will keep him as a pet.
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
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I wonder if you put comfrey oil on it if that would help? It's a healing herb. You can make it by soaking comfrey leaves in warm olive oil. I have used comfrey salve on ducks' feet before.
 

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