Is this still an active group?

GrammaJan

Hatching
Sep 10, 2015
6
0
9
I am only seeing info from 2011 - I have a relatively urgent question about my Indian Runner drake that is a little embarrassing so I dont want to post it until I am sure this is the right group to ask.
1f633.png
 

Pyxis

Hatchi Wan Kenobi
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Mar 27, 2012
21,089
48,407
1,192
Vermont
My Coop
My Coop
The Duck Forum is still very active :) You can ask and we will do our best to help.
 

GrammaJan

Hatching
Sep 10, 2015
6
0
9
Okay- heres one for the books! Please dont laugh too hard at me - I am learning about this stuff on the fly.
I have only 3 Runners, 2 are male. Tonight I saw 1 male dragging his (penis)??????? It was caked with dried mud. Heres the crazy part - I washed all the dirt off because I was afraid that if he retracted it with all of that on him, infection would follow. But he never retracted it. Has anyone seen this before?? I have no idea what to do.
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
11 Years
Jan 3, 2010
23,218
2,825
551
Southern New England
It's called prolapsed phallus, and you are doing the right thing.

It can become quite serious - so please do not be embarrassed.

Keeping it clean, and trying to get him to retract it is important.

Some time in a tub of lukewarm water may help him pull himself together (it is a challenge to remain completely clinical about this, I apologize).

He may need to have a few days away from the female - hormones can affect this situation.

You may also need to put something like KY jelly on it to keep the tissue from drying out - if the tissue dries or gets infected, then it's really serious and it may need to be cut. Yikes. That's a job for the vet.

If it doesn't go back in in a couple of days, if possible I'd get him to a vet.
 

GrammaJan

Hatching
Sep 10, 2015
6
0
9
Dang, I am really concerned now. The very tip appeared quite dry. I think I will call around to see if any vet in my area will treat ducks. Till then, I will keep trying to keep it clean, in the hope that he will retract it.

Thank you so much for the info- what a crazy thing!!
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
11 Years
Jan 3, 2010
23,218
2,825
551
Southern New England
See if you can get ahold of Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks - it includes mention of this condition. I really would encourage you to let him float in lukewarm water a couple of times a day.
 

casportpony

Spreadsheet Queen
BYC Staff
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Jun 24, 2012
109,808
296,063
2,072
The Golden State

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom