Injured duck

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  1. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found My 10 month old white Pekin duck sitting in a shallow hole (about an inch deep) she was covered in mud I feed like normal thinking she was resting but she didn't get up I went to see what was up and she was kinda standing one leg straight one on the ground I picked her up and her toes were all folded up I'm not sure how long she was stuck but I think it was quite a while I took her inside and she cuddled me and I put her in the bath tub (dry) with food and water. What should I do and what do you think caused this?
     
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  2. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her mate was attacked by a dog at about 4 months old and his leg was damaged pretty bad but he's fine now just a limp
     
  3. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can any help pleasr
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont know...
    All I can say is a warm bath, get her clean, keep her warm (not too warm) and dry

    @Amiga , @Miss Lydia
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    So they free range? No fence around them during the day?

    If she was covered in mud, something was rolling her around in it. She may have internal injuries.

    You need to keep them both in a safe place till you figure it out. Could have been a dog.

    I would get her into a tub of lukewarm water - let her float and clean off. Look for puncture wounds around the vent and under the wing - feel along her neck, make sure she doesn't have neck injury.

    What is the weather? Is it below freezing?
     
  6. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weather was in the low 60 and they were in the hole was in the coop they didn't free range today I was at school i really don't know how she got injured
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Are there only the two in the pen? Is there a top on the pen?
     
  8. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a top on the pen and there are a few other ducks some chickens and two Guineas in there as well
     
  9. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens scratched the hole to sun bathe in and the duck usually go in there as well
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would separate her from them.
     

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