Injured duckling please HELP!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Antc81, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Antc81

    Antc81 New Egg

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    Hi
    I am the owner of a new Indian runner duckling (4days old) and I was enjoying sometime in the sun with it when I accidentally trod on its foot...everything seems to be moving and doesn't seem to be broken however there is a dark purple bruise. Can anyone help me help my little Eric?
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ouchie.[​IMG] Welcome to the Duck Forum.[​IMG]

    Do you have any Epsom salt? Be careful with it because it is a laxative, so don't let Eric eat or drink it. It is also a treatment for bruises.

    You can make a little compress.

    Put a tablespoon of Epsom salt in a half cup of water. Soak a clean rag or washcloth or paper towel in it, and wrap it gently around his foot and leg and hold it there for a while. It may be easier to get him to sit on it in your lap. I would do that two or three times a day for a couple of days.


    I will be getting some rest soon but plan to check back in the morning. What time is it where you are?
     
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  3. Antc81

    Antc81 New Egg

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    Thank you so much for the fast reply and suggestion. He is now walking on it and seems much happier already!
     

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