Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover87, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2012
    I live in the top part of northern NY basically Canada and I went to do my daily duck chores and found that one of my ducks was half frozen to the ground!!! I don't know how it happened because my other 4 ducks were fine. I brought her inside and have her wrapped up in a towel and by a heater. I don't know what else to do or if she will even make it. PLEASE HELP!!
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    At this point just make sure she stays warm and full of fluids. Does her feet appear to be frost bitten?
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Oh, poor duck!

    Was her foot encased in ice?

    I agree with Kevin, warm, and fluids. If you can get a photo of her that may help us see what's going on.

    At some point, a bath in lukewarm water kind of coolish, deep enough to float in, see how she moves, look for breaks in the skin of her feet. Afterward, some veterycin antiseptic spray a few times a day to prevent infections would be good.

    Please let us know how you both are doing.
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    was she stuck to her own pooh? One of my ducks did that the other day. If she didn't pull skin off she will probably be fine. My girl only pulled some tail feathers off.

    Ducks are pretty tough creatures.
  5. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2012
    Thanks guys for all the great information. Sadly she didn't make it :'( Some snow had gotten in their shelter by the door I use to get inside and I think she had laid on it to fall asleep and ended up getting frozen. Again thanks for all the great information I just wish that it would of worked :'(

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