Why don't ducks walk when they have a hurt wing?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jennytg3, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. jennytg3

    jennytg3 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 1, 2010
    I have an awesome duck who is on the delicate side and she keeps hurting her wing. I took her to the vet who bandaged her up and gave me celebrex for the inflammation and she stayed indoors for 10 days, then was all better. The doctor also analyzed her poop for a particular parasite that affects duck's legs, and my duck was completely fine.

    Well, she's hurt her wing AGAIN, and isn't walking again. I have her inside again and on Celebrex again, but am trying to save another $166 trip to the duck vet. My husband thinks there's something wrong with her legs, but I think her wing just hurts so she isn't walking. Why don't ducks walk when their wing hurts? I don't see any visual issues with her legs.

    Thank you!
  2. un-named543

    un-named543 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2012
    SE Minnesota
    I don't know what to tell you; just that I read your post and hope your duck turns out OK!

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