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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thebitty, Aug 4, 2013.
My chickens have beat on my baby duck and I need advice on how to help it and if it will live.
I can see meat and his back bone but I put peroxide on it and that's why it looks like that in the pic
Bring the duck in place him/her in a dark warm place I usually use a pet taxi lined with a towel. Put some neosporin without pain relief on the injured area and offer water with electrolytes in it also offer a good yummy treat as well as feed. Continue to clean the wound as needed and use the neosporin keep an eye out for infection and make sure flies don't lay eggs in the wound. Keep it inside until it heals and you might have to separate the ducks from the chickens. Hoping for a speedy recovery and best of luck!
Oh my goodness they really got him deep. I had to click on the pic to make it larger to see the extent of the damage. Is he walking ok?
I thought the same thing when I clicked on the picture
He's walking fine I'm glad he's not paralyzed. I got him in the house in a cage with hay and a heating pad underneath. But I will try that. Thanks
I have one duck in a game coop and its fine and its getting along but the laying hens beat the hell out of him and my EE
Poor guy I hope he heals quickly he really took a beating from them. My naked necks seem to be the ones the rest of the flock picks on I am constantly having to clean and treat peck/bite wounds on them. I am planning on moving them as soon as the mini coop is built.
My uncle that lives right across the road brought me some vetricyn that the veterinarians use for animals and his dog got bit by something that swole her entire face up and he put tthat on her and it healed in less than 2 hours
Veterycin is awesome i wouldn't be without it. Please don't put your ducklings in with grown chickens they can not protect themselves at all [as you have now seen] Spray the dickens out of the wound at least 3X a day it is great stuff.