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What’s the best thing to do for my ducks hurt leg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DanielFreeman, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. DanielFreeman

    DanielFreeman Hatching

    Aug 14, 2019
    Last night my dogs were outside barking at something nonstop. When I went outside I saw that it was an animal (either possum or raccoon, couldn’t tell) and they got it scared off from the chickens and ducks. When I went outside this morning to feed the animals I saw that five out of my eight ducks had hurt legs, (walking a few steps and falling down and limping) so I caught them up and put them in a pen with food and water and put some chicken wire covering over the top to stop any animal from getting in and was wondering if I’m taking the best course of action here or if y’all have any suggestions for me. All help is appreciated. Thank you :)
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  2. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

    Sep 22, 2018
    The experts may reply later but do you see puncture wounds or scratches? If you do they need antibiotic ointment applied.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Jun 24, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!

    I think the first thing you need to do is catch each one and very carefully check them for injuries.
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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