New duck, badly healed broken leg! Pic!***

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TheHappyHen21, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found him online someone giving him away.hes is 2 monthes old. It is clearly healed now and he has a hard time walking of course. Id like to save him. I have a lonley female duck and they already love eachother. Could i have a vet fix it??
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    No...once the bone heals it calcifies to hold the break together....Does he seem in pain? If he is walking on it and only limping a bit he is okay...If he is holding it up and hates moving then it hurts...
    You could for sure take into a vet and get an ex-ray to see what your options are...

    Poor little guy!

    Cheers!
     
  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Worth having an avian vet take a look, IMO. You should have some good karma coming your way for taking this guy in and trying to give him the best quality of life you can. [​IMG]

    And bad leg notwithstanding, he's a good looking drake.

    Update: found a case study involving a goose with a poorly healed broken leg. The vets were able to re-break and reset the leg: http://www.birdsandexotics.com/2016/05/goose-poorly-healed-leg-case-study-7/.
     
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  4. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you guys, i really do like him. He is in a rabbit cage on my porch right now so i can moniter him. Id like to get him up and going again before leaving him full time with my female duck. [​IMG]
     
  5. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is always laying, dont seem in pain.
     
  6. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well everyone, Draco now has a vet appoint next Tuesday to access the break. Vet is going to examine him and see what they can do. The vet is one hour away but i drive to work an hour away so its not that bad :)
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Reply back after the vet visit....Hope all goes well...Pat the little guy for me....

    Cheers!
     
  8. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck! Hoping for good news!!
     
  9. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, Do you think he is a drake? I was told a drake but im not sure?
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Wait it out....Hens QUACK!! Loud too....Drakes sound like old ladies at Bingo...Raspy...lol
    By 8 weeks you will know...

    Cheers!
     

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