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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aeelish, Mar 21, 2015.
his/her foot hurts it cant press on the foot when it tries to walk it slides with the other foot
How is the duckling? I just found this - perhaps you can post also in the Duck forum. If you can get to a vet, please do so.
It looks like injury to me. What kind of brooder do you have? Is there any way for the duckling to contact the heat source?
Are there other animals, including ducklings or chicks, that can get to the duckling?
If there are other animals, please separate the duckling for now - Get some triple antibiotic ointment and dab the tiniest little bit on the bill and the foot. Do not use anything with pain killer. Just plain antibiotic ointment. If you do not have any of that, then dab some plain olive oil on the bill and the foot. Just a tiny bit.
Could the bill and foot have gotten stuck in something? Are there any young children in the household?
I am trying to think of anything that could have happened.
The duckling died i found its brother cuddled up to him/her this morning