In the Brooder
- Nov 20, 2020
My 4 week old duckling had a bad leg injury, not sure what got it . What can I do
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Yeah it looks necrotic.
Is he eating? The lower leg will likely auto amputate. Keep him fluidized, fed. I have seen 1 legged ducks and there is a shop on Etsy that fabricates poultry prosthetics/ support boots. I would say keep topical neosporin on the wound and if he looks sick maybe broad spectrum antibiotic like Fishmox. Daily baths will help it detach cleanly. ( im positive others have highly valuable input, i was a vet tech before being an RN but im only a 1 year duck keeper). And of course a trip to the vet will be very helpful if its a possibility.I am freaking out. I have him inside the bathtub to try and help save the guy but idk what my next step is