prolapsed duck penis

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shelby1616, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Shelby1616

    Shelby1616 New Egg

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    OK so today i went out to check on my ducks and my male gray call duck had this big ball of poop hanging from his butt so i checked it out and it was all around his penis so when i gently pulled the poop off one end was peeling skin and one end was realy red i have heard to wait till it drys to cut it but i was hoping there was another way so he can breed again.
    ~Shelby
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Separate him from the rest of the flock, keep him warm enough, with fresh water and food in a clean pen.

    Here is what Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, First Edition says:

    Ducks with phallus prostration should be immediately isolated in a clean pen to prevent other ducks from damaging the penis by nipping it. If the bird is valuable and his problem is discovered before the penis has become infected or dried out, recovery is possible. The organ should be washed with clean, warm water and then disinfected and treated with a medicated ointment. You can try pushing the penis back into place, but - as often as not - it will pop back out in a short time. Apply the ointment daily until he is fully recovered, which may require several weeks or longer. Drakes should not be allowed to mate for at least 3 months.

    Often, the end of the penis dried up and falls off. Because the semen exits from the base and travels down a groove that spirals around the penis, ia drake can still be fertile even if a portion of the penis sloughs off (although fertility usually does not return for 6 to 12 months).
     
  3. Shelby1616

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    ok thank you so so much
     

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