Possible broken duck leg


May 11, 2015
Hey guys! I have a white female pekin duck who has been limping for a few days from all the attention she has been receiving from the males. Poor gal. However, last night one of the dogs got too excited and she got caught up and ended up with a puncture wound on her chest (which I treated with a warm bath, gauze pad taped around her, and separate sleeping conditions away from the others), but this morning I noticed she is unable to put her foot down. She can barely walk or stand. She looks to be in some pain when she tries to walk, and this is making me think she has a possible broken leg, or a really bad sprain. I haven't been able to pick her up yet to examine her, but what exactly should I be looking for when it comes to a broken leg? I know to use a splint, but any information I could get to help me with her would be greatly appreciated. I'm rather fond of the ol' gal. Thanks!

Yorkshire Coop

Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Aug 16, 2014
Hi :welcome

Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you have an injured duck :hugs I'm not a duck person so can't be really of help to you on the anatomy of a duck leg. You have certainly done the right thing though by separating her from the others so she does not get injured further and has a chance of recovery. Please do drop by the duck section of the forum for help from the duck experts. Here is the link > https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

Wishing you the very best of luck getting your duck well again. I hope she is back to full health soon :fl


Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Mar 21, 2011
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop
Hello there and welcome to BYC!

I am so sorry about your baby.
I hope someone can help you in the ducks section.

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Aug 26, 2009
Out to pasture
I'm sorry she got injured. we generally like to say dogs + birds = dead birds. It is best if they DON't meet each other. The birds always lose. Household pets dogs or cats are usually the offenders.

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