one of my ducks is limping

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lehcar52duck, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. lehcar52duck

    lehcar52duck In the Brooder

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    My neighbor woke me up this morning because 4 of my ducks got out of thier pen i dont know how they got out i clip their wings and my fence is about 4 feet tall..

    When i try to catch them i saw one of the ducks limping

    Is she gonna be okay, what am i gonna do
     

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    The leg may be sprained, or there could be an injury to the foot.

    You need to take a close look. If there is no bump, no extra heat in the foot or leg, I would suspect a sprain.

    An Epsom salt compress (clean rag soaked in a solution of 2 tablespoons Epsom Salt and half a cup of warm water) wrapped around the foot and leg for several minutes, done two or three times a day can really help with pulls and sprains for people and ducks.

    Please keep us updated.
     

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