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UPDATE My duckling was stepped on

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jducour, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! I have a fawn runner duckling that is almost two weeks old. While I was cleaning her pen this morning, my three year old stepped on her very hard accidentally. She doesn't seem to be in any pain, and there isn't any sign of breakage, but her foot is limp, and her wing is drooping. She isn't able to move her leg or foot, or put any weight on it. Please help! I haven't done anything yet, I'm not sure if I should splint it or not, since there isn't any obvious injury. Right now she is eating and drinking, but she has a hard time scooting to the food.
     
  2. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What part of the duckling was stepped on? It could have some internal problems. Watch it's poop for any sign of blood.
     
  3. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am also worried about internal injuries, she stepped on the ducklings torso, more on the right side, which is the side that is lame now. She is eating and drinking fine, and her stool seems normal for now. She is so sweet, and loves cuddling, so she is always as close as she can be to anyone. Unfortunately, my happy toddler was not watching where she was walking.
     
  4. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just took her to an avian vet, and it looks like her femur is broken. He thinks she will be ok though! I need to let her swim in a warm bath as much as possible to take the weight off the break, and separate her from her friends, because they were trampling and nipping at her injured foot. He thinks that she will completely recover, and will again walk.
     
  5. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did he splint it so it heals correctly? Hope your ducks leg heals up good.
     
  6. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad she's doing better!
     

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