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Injured Leg : Adult Peking

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Posted by: FlaCracker at Tue Jun 16 18:34:42 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FlaCracker ]  
   

For the past two years, I've regularly fed a group of Pekings that someone released at a lake near my office.

A female injured her leg. At first, I thought she was nesting when I didn't see her. I don't know how long she's been hurt but I'd guess 7 - 10 days.

I found her hiding on some land that's beneath a dock. She would ignore food, quack loudly and scoot away rather than eat feed when I finally found her.

Now, she'll climb the steep bank and lay down on the grass with the others. Her appetite has returned which seems to be a good sign.

I am not sure whether she injured her foot or her right leg.

She puts a little weight on the injured (right) leg but does so very slowly. She's SLOWLY regaining her mobility.

There is a dark area on the bottom of her right foot. It was probably 1/2 of her foot when I first saw it a couple of days ago and is probably half of that size now.

Although this duck knows me and would eat bread out of my hand (until I read to find them poultry feed), she's still very skiddish right now and I do not want to cause her more shock by catching and moving her to a "safer" location where a retiree can care for her.

The lake she lives at is in an urban area and the Pekings are in the lake at night so she's probably safe from nocturnal predators.

I do not have anything to sedate her with in order to move her but am confident I could catch her. She's probably approx.
2 1/2 years old.

I am inquiring about taking her to a rather skilled but "amateur" animal rescue person (retiree recommended by non-aviary vet).

Should I risk moving her?

If so, any advice how to catch her while causing the least trauma?

Thanks In Advance!


   

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