Injured Duck anything I should do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Phoenix2015, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Phoenix2015

    Phoenix2015 In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2016
    We had a predator attack yesterday morning early. It took off with 2 roosters, killed 3 more roosters and a male duck and injured one of my female ducks. She seems to be moving okay but slowly. She has flapped her wings and I am able to pick her up with out her raising a ruckus and I washed her off. I don't know if she is hurt or if it is blood from her mate (the male duck that was killed). But she is not moving like normal so I believe she may have gotten swatted. Should I take her to the vet to be looked at?

    None of my Ducks seem to be eating like normal since the attack. (I had 4, 2 matched pairs) As long as they are drinking and bathing in the pool should I worry about the fact that they are not eating? I gave them a treat of some mealworms this morning and they usually clean them up, but today while they did eat some of them there are still a lot of the worms on the ground.

    Please give advice.

  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Songster

    Mar 31, 2014
    I am so sorry for you:(.

    They will be traumatized for a month or so. Don't worry about that. Perfectly normal. As long as they are eating a bit and drinking. They are just being guarded. Fix the predator issue immediately and soon everything will go back to normal.

    I don't know too much about ducks-injuries, etc. If it were a chicken, I would tell you to wash it up best you can, possibly isolate her, put antibiotic spray, cream, or ointment on it. Make sure bugs don't get to it.

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