Little Lou limp left leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Duckfarmer1, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Duckfarmer1

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  3. Miss Lydia

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    Is he warm enough? I wouldn’t put him in icy water right now. Keep the b complex going especially if he’s drinking. Could one of the larger drakes gotten him down an caused him to be injured? @Duckfarmer1 if he's in the barn I'd bring him inside warm him up even giving warmish water to drink. Keep him in as long as he isn't up walking around.
     
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  4. Duckfarmer1

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    Ok, I didn’t know how bad the leg was when I took them to the pond. I had Daisy and Lou in a cage last night, so no one got him yesterday at all. I suppose I just didn’t know yesterday it was this bad.
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    Main thing is chilling if he isn’t feeling good and muscles going tense getting into icy water. I hope he perks up soon!:hugs
     
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  7. Eggcessive

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    Could he have a broken or badly sprained ankle? Can you get an xray locally at a vet’s? I am not sure about wrapping a duck’s leg for support if it might increase swelling. I will let the duck experts advise.
     
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    There are NO vets that take chickens or ducks in this county. My husband doesn’t want to spend the money either. Which, is a bone of contention, but, I cannot make waves after all he does for me. It is probably sprained? I don’t know. He doesn’t want me to pick him up..but when I touch it apply pressure he doesn’t make noise. I can’t feel?? A break?? Not that one could unless it were obvious.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

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    I have never been able to get any of my adults eat eggs my ducklings loved them. I agree it’s looks like an injury. I don’t think I’d wrap just let him just rest. I know it’s not always feasible to take our poultry to a vet. If that isn’t an option then rest water therapy ( warm water) epsom salt soaks or wraps , vit b complex. Have you tried to work on his bumble? It looks like bumble.
     
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  10. HuffleClaw

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    That looks bad. :hmm So sorry and am sending well wishes :fl
     
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