Injured duck need help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jvivanco, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. jvivanco

    jvivanco New Egg

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    Found one of my ducks with left leg sprawled back, brought her home, examined her and found no obvious injury; I placed her in a large plastic box to isolate her then she laid with bothl legs sprawled back --she can not move. Can anyone give me some advise (other than take her to aver). Thanks, José
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Are there drakes in the flock?

    Overmating can cause this, so can egg binding. I would get her into a tub of lukewarm water and see if she can float safely - do not leave her for even a minute - but see if floating on the water works for her. It may even help her.

    Keep her in a safe, clean place with fresh water and food - make sure she can reach it. Let her rest and see how she's doing in the morning.

    She could also be egg bound - crush a 250 mg calcium citrate tablet and sprinkle that over some thawed peas or fresh corn, some kind of moist treat. You could also do the same with a Tums. If it's egg binding, the calcium can help.
     

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