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Apollos-Quackers

Chirping
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One of my 5 week old Pekin ducks suffered attack from a Snapper turtle today. I'm being told it can survive with handicap. I have an urgent care appt with an Avian vet, but the cost is WAY beyond my means for a duck that may not have been kept to begin with (will be reducing the flock down to 4-5 once their sex can be determined). Any thoughts/suggestions on treatment or otherwise? Middle toe is stripped to the bone, outer toe looks broken completely with flesh holding intact, and webs are missing between all toes.
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Apollos-Quackers

Chirping
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Apr 29, 2020
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West Michigan
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I took the duckling to the vet tonight. The bill was $180 for wound care, antibiotics, pain killers and estimate of amputation ($589). Euthanizing would cost $170-230 because they can't be done intravenously. Bottom line is that I will be researching and trying to decide the most humane way to euthanize it myself because I have no way of knowing if it's a female and if it will lay golden eggs. 😭
 

WindingRoad

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If you are a Facebook'er, you can see my public post here.

One of my 5 week old Pekin ducks suffered attack from a Snapper turtle today. I'm being told it can survive with handicap. I have an urgent care appt with an Avian vet, but the cost is WAY beyond my means for a duck that may not have been kept to begin with (will be reducing the flock down to 4-5 once their sex can be determined). Any thoughts/suggestions on treatment or otherwise? Middle toe is stripped to the bone, outer toe looks broken completely with flesh holding intact, and webs are missing between all toes.
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Get some Bag Balm. Miracle stuff. If it will heal cow's teats it will heal anything. Get those areas super clean and slathered on that bag balm. Twice a day. Bandage it good. When you see scabs you can leave the bandages off. Scabs are mother nature's bandage and the best bandage of all. Might take a couple of weeks but don't give up. Good luck the duck will come along might be gimpy but at least alive.
 

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