When to wrap injured wing and when to let it heal on its own?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jennytg3, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. jennytg3

    jennytg3 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 1, 2010
    My favorite duck, who's always been a little delicate, has injured her wing, I think from climbing through a bush to get to our lawn. I've examined it and it doesn't seem broken, but she's letting it drag a little and today the tips of the feathers are touching the ground. She is still eating and drinking normally but her wing seems to bother her a little. I'll put some vitamins in her water but don't know what I should do for the wing.

    Will it heal by itself?

    Or should I put vet tape around it and tape it up? (I've never done this and imagine she won't like it.)

    Do I take her to a vet?

    How long does something like this tend to take? Are there other implications involved (i.e. if she can't flap her wings, etc.)

    I searched the answers but didn't find an answer of whether to let it heal on its own or intercede with vet tape right away.

    Thank you!
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011

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