Injured duck PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sophieharkins, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. sophieharkins

    sophieharkins Chirping

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    1.5 year old Peking duck attacked by dog on the head. Lethargic and having trouble extending neck, but eating and drinking / walking around.
    I’ve put her in a covered crate with food and water. I need help. I can’t take her to the vet without my parents money I am 17 and work an 8 dollar an hour job but if I need to take her I will. Can I buy antibiotics at a tractor supply co?? How do I clean the wound without hurting her or stressing her out?????
    She’s my favorite thing in the world she has to be ok..please help
     

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  2. sophieharkins

    sophieharkins Chirping

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    I have to go to work until 6 but I will check back then
     
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  3. 4hduckproject

    4hduckproject In the Brooder

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    You could try Vetericyn to help with the wound. It is sold at tractor supply (at least the one near me) and it's not too expensive. I hope she gets better soon!
     
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  4. Jpat

    Jpat Crowing

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    Once you wash that up it might not be as bad as it looks! Hopefully!

    Their tough buggers
     
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  5. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    Start by flushing the wound out with warm saline/salt water. Do you have a children’s medicine syringe you can use to flush it? Then you should be able to see more. I would keep neosporin on it once it’s clean. Keep it clean and I bet she will recover just fine.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Please post some pics once you’ve cleaned the wound up you might want to trim the feathers away from the wound warm salty water would be a good way to clean it up.
     
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  7. sophieharkins

    sophieharkins Chirping

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    I’ve been working on washing her up but she keeps squirming even in a towel. I don’t want her to get stressed out.
     
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  8. sophieharkins

    sophieharkins Chirping

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    I’ve trimmed some feathers away with cuticle scissors and am trying to clean it with a wash cloth. I’ll try the syringe
     
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  9. sophieharkins

    sophieharkins Chirping

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    Ok I will, thank you
     
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  10. Raenh

    Raenh Crowing

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    If you use neosporin, make sure it is not the pain free or pain relieving one. Use plain old neosporin. And it might be just a scratch if she's eating fine.
    I had to straddle fancy with one leg over his back to hold his body while I cleaned up his face with warm water and sloppy warm wash cloth.
     

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