something attacked my duck! HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amaliayosa, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yesterday we noticed 2 of our ducks were missing, one of the missing ducks showed up swimming along side our other 4, and seemed fine.
    Well this afternoon I noticed she was laying around allot, not following the others. I picked her up and examined her and she has two, wounds, one under her wing, and one on the back of her neck. I took her in the house and washed the wounds, then applied triple antibiotic ointment. She is now resting in our shower on towels.
    She is acting very mellow, and kinda off in the corner. I just placed a dish of yogurt in with her and some water with electrolyte solution and a bit of apple cider vinegar.
    What else should I do?
    Thanks
    Amy
     
  2. skidog

    skidog New Egg

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    We had 4 chickens attacked by our Boxer and they pulled out just fine. They acted funny for a day or so like you described but then began to act normal. We did similar things like triple anti and also peroxide. They are just fine and now it has been 3 weeks. Good luck and Homeschool moms rock!
     
  3. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, its been 2 days since the attack and there are still spots of blood on the towels she is sleeping on, not sure what to do, there are no local vets that will see birds. Any ideas?
    As I was cleaning the wounds just now I noticed that there are maggots in one of the wounds, HELP, what do I do?
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
  4. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Though I cannot help you with what to do I can direct you to a thread where another member found a wound with maggots in it. I am sure this thread could point you in the right direction:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=26500


    I will be thinking of you and praying your duck gets well soon [​IMG]
     
  5. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    Your poor duck I certainly hope she gets better soon.. [​IMG]

    I took a look at that thread and it is very informative I bookmarked it for reference. Good stuff.... I hope you read it too I think it will help alot [​IMG]
     
  6. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Chillin' With My Peeps

    ****WARNING IF YOU GET GROSSED OUT EASILY DONT READ ANYMORE****

    My neighbor came over to help me pick the maggots out of the wounds. oh my gosh, I have never experienced anything so utterly disgusting in my life. We found about 7-10 puncture wounds altogether all filled with maggots, there were hundreds if not thousands, it took us 2 hours to get her cleaned up, it was awful.
    She is now extremely weak, and appears to be close to dying, I am praying she is just exhausted from the clean up. The wounds were so deep I cant even imagine how she survived up until now.
    We have put the rest of our ducks and chickens in a fenced area, I just cannot go through this again. My poor baby :-(
     
  7. redkan

    redkan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you don't have a vet that you're aware of you might try contacting the State Audobon Society. I'm sure they have a source to help various wounded birds, I know ours does. Even if you aren't local to a vet they might have someone nearby with practical hands-on experience who could help you. It's certainly worth a try.
     
  8. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the replies everyone, unfortunately our duck died within an hour after cleaning her up :-( It must have just been too much for her.
    Thanks again
    Amy
     
  9. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    :eek: I am soo sorry that you lost her..[​IMG] She was a lucky little girl to have someone who cared as much to try to help her. Again I am sorry, but as it's always said she is no longer suffering..
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
  10. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry you lost your duck. You did what you could and you should feel some comfort in knowing that. [​IMG] :aww
     

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