Indian Runner Duck Swollen Beak! HELP!

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  1. Lordofthechicks

    Lordofthechicks New Egg

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    I haven't introduced myself, but I am in sudden need of my abandoned BYC account.
    My beloved duck, Prim, has a mysterious swollen bill. She cannot close her beak and the lump is mostly on the inside, where its leaning on her right side. I haven't been able to find a cut, and I'm hoping it's just a bee sting. Is there absolutely anything I can do? I'm reluctant to go right to the vet, as I don't exactly have the money to throw around at the moment, but all the same, I don't want my baby to get too hurt! ANYTHING WILL HELP! I don't want to do nothing and want to be sure she is alright before I push it aside, and I don't want it getting worse.
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  2. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Type in this thread swollen-duck-bill and see if this is whats happening to you duck........Sorry don't know how to post links yet.......hope this helps
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture of her? How quickly did the swelling appear? Can she still eat/drink?
     
  4. Lordofthechicks

    Lordofthechicks New Egg

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    Sorry, she wouldn't open her mouth wide enough for me to get a good picture. Getting this one was hard as it is (she doesn't love devices)
     
  5. Lordofthechicks

    Lordofthechicks New Egg

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    The swelling developed over the day. She didn't have it when I put my birds away last night, and it was insignificant in the morning. I was away until three o' clock, and by then it was getting larger.
    She can still eat and drink, but she is noticeably irritated.
     
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    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    You could try putting a lentil-sized bit of benedryl cream on the outside of the bill. I use tiny bits of benedryl cream to treat bee stings on my ducks' legs. I am not a vet - but this has worked for me.

    Also, turmeric is a mild anti-inflammatory. It stains, but it might be worth putting a teaspoon in a pint of water and giving her that to drink for an hour or two.

    Also try putting ice in her water.
     
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