Limping Duck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KatChick, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. KatChick

    KatChick Hatching

    Jun 4, 2008
    I know this is a chicken forum, but I hope someone here can help me. We have a 3 month old Pekin duck that started limping yesterday. He has a small cut on his ankle; we have put neosporin on it. But the joint seems swollen. Should I just keep him confined to limit movement? Can I give him something for pain? Anything I should watch for?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    I have three white pekin ducks also and when one of them was younger it had the same problem. The only that I did was made sure not to scare it (because that would make it run), and kept the cut clean by just wiping it off with a soft, warm, wrung out dish towel. The duck didnt seem to mind very much that i was wiping the dirt off its leg. Hope that helps [​IMG]

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