I know this is a chicken forum, but i have a duck in need

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by minicows13, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. minicows13

    minicows13 New Egg

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    i know this is a chicken forum but i figured some of you might know some information about ducks, or have actually gone through this.

    my duck is an indian runner and she layed an egg this morning that was bloody. with further inspection, her egg duct is bulging from her belly.. it looks like puckered lips. she's walking fine but that area is really tender.

    i am going out right now to put terimician in the water.. but have any of you gone through this? or had similiar problems?


    thanx so much, you guys were the first i thought of when i saw that she was injured
     
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I wish I could help you on this, I'm not a duck person BUT you have come to the right place. LOTS of duck people here too.

    Do you think she's prolapsed? Is she bleeding from the area?
     
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    I am not a duck person but there's lots on the forum about prolapsed vents if you search those terms. Plus I will give you a bump here in hopes that someone who knows more than me will see your q soon.

    good luck.
     
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Noticed that no one else jumped in. Sometiems if no one who knows happens to be n, right when you ask, it doesnt get noticed. Plus it looks like its specific to ducks, causing many of us to think we don't know enough and not answer, maybe.

    Maybe if you repost this as something like "prolapsed vent?" or "bloody egg - I'm worried" one of the mods will appear like Glinda, the Good Witch, to help you.

    Best.
     
  5. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading a lot of different info the other day and came across someone who was recommending helping a chicken with what I think was a prolapsed duct, by using a little vaseline and gloves and gently pushing the protruding part back in. Could this be what is happening for your duck? I have no idea, just thought this might help.
     
  6. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    talk terrilacy shes a moderator and knows everything duck
     

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