I found a duck: what is it, and what do I do?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lemurchaser, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    I just found an injured duck on the side of the road. It appears to have a broken/injured leg, but otherwise seems okay. One leg and both wings work, but it isn't walking or flying. What do I do? I don't think wildlife rehab will take it, because I think it is a domestic duck.

    What is it? I is all black with a green sheen. It is small (maybe 2 lbs), has a black beak and black legs, and reddish-brown eyes.
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would guess it is a black east indie.
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    awh nurse him back to health and lurv him as your own [​IMG] least i would h ehehe!
  4. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    Quote:I can't keep him, but I may be able to wrap the leg and see how it goes. I'm worried that it is more that one fracture. Or fractured and dislocated. The one "knee" joint is moving in all directions, so obviously that is broken, but I'm not sure about higher up.
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    Id say east indie .

    I know around here if you bring it to a human society they put them down . Becasue i dont live in the country they dont except them at any vet offices .

    If its leg seem broke maybe splint itBest of luck !
    keep us posted

    KEEP IT !!
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2008
  6. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    Well, the local wildlife rehab people got back to me, and they have someone that takes all their domestic ducks. So I took the little guy to the wildlife people, they will take X-rays and fix the leg, then he or she will go to the domestic duck person. It makes me feel so much better that he or she is taken care of.

    Good luck, little duck.
  7. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Mays Landing NJ
    that's great that they have someplace to take them. it looks like a little black east indie duck that disappeared from here in the spring. but that would be quite an amazing hike from jersey!
  8. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Good job! It's nice to hear about folks willing to take a little time to help out our animal friends. Thanks for stopping to help.


    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    Ducks have amazing healing power s/he'll probably be fine. Actually looks like i pretty nice Indie. Good work!
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Terrielacy is part of the duck rescue network. If you contact her she will have some of the best advise to help you and contacts for people near you if you can't keep the duck.

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