Hi & Help my dog attacked my ducks.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mommy Quack, May 4, 2016.

  1. Mommy Quack

    Mommy Quack New Egg

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    I'm a new member with 2 Penkin Ducks. My dog attacked one. His battery died so he was out of rage. Any suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  2. redheadedhens

    redheadedhens Out Of The Brooder

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    It's difficult to tell what kind of wounds you are dealing with in that picture, but more than likely there are a few puncture wounds. I would rinse the area with clean water of any dried blood so you can get a better sense of the injury. My guess would be your dog clamped down on her once, so fingers crossed there was no shaking, which would increase depth/complexity of wounds and increase risk of broken bones. If you identify puncture wounds, clean them as best you can (ideally irrigate with a syringe although I know most don't have those lying around...). Feel along her neck and wings for any type of abnormality (bone should be smooth-no bumps, no "crackly" feeling. The key is keeping the area clean and as dry as possible (feathers should do a fine job of repelling the moisture as long as they are intact) and preventing infection.

    (You may want to also post this in the emergencies/injuries for more responses...)
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Sorry to hear one of your ducks had been attacked. I you would suggest you clean the area up and then you can see what is going on. I would also get your duck inside where it will be warm and feel safe. Shock can be a real killer when it comes to attacks. Please do pop by the emergency section, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck with your duck :fl
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome. You have some good advice, so i will simply wish you well with treating your duck.

    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think you also need a more reliable way to deal with the dog. Either have an escape proof pen/run for him or for your birds. If a dog gets excited enough a shock will be ignored. It's always best if dog/cat and birds NEVER meet.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I agree.
     

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