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#86042 - 07/19/06 01:39 PM attacked duck
Anonymous
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i posted this in the waterfowl forum before i new this forum exsisted. my duck got attacked, i don't know what. i found her in the neighbors yard with flies all over the bottom of her wing. she's got a patch of raw skin with no feathers as big around as a pop can. she doesn't act hurt. i cleaned it off and started looking at the would and there were patches of little yellow things which i think may be fly eggs?? i don't know what to do about the wound. any help would be appreciated!!

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#86043 - 07/19/06 02:49 PM Re: attacked duck
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Registered: 08/18/05
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Loc: South Dakota
are the yellow things long and skinny? If they are then yes, they are fly eggs.
-GME

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#86044 - 07/19/06 08:49 PM Re: attacked duck
Anonymous
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yeah, they are, i think i got all of them out. i cut all her down and feathers in the area.

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#86045 - 07/20/06 06:39 AM Re: attacked duck
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Please do a search- you'll find info concerning treatment of the site.

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#86046 - 07/20/06 09:30 PM Re: attacked duck
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i've got the tending of the wound down, but now there's a bigger problem. i was messing with the fang sized hole, and i found maggots in there. i have used the scissors to pull out about 6 or so. is there anything i can do to kill them?

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#86047 - 07/21/06 06:07 AM Re: attacked duck
Tracy Offline
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Registered: 01/06/04
Posts: 75
Loc: Canada
Wash those maggots away using tap water. Careful not to damage the healing skin by using too much pressure. Do this right away.

Good luck!

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#86048 - 07/21/06 08:54 AM Re: attacked duck
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i can't just wash them out, this is a little hole that they are in, i've heard i can use peroxide to kill the maggots, so i sprayed some on the wound and down in the hole, and everytime i do that, a few come out. the last time tho, i found none, so i'm hoping that they are all gone.

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#86049 - 07/21/06 09:05 AM Re: attacked duck
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Chicken

Registered: 01/06/04
Posts: 75
Loc: Canada
oh goodness poor bird. frown

well I do hope that they are all gone and the duck is healing. How is the duck today?

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#86050 - 07/21/06 09:11 AM Re: attacked duck
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she's fine. she's acted perfectly fine since i found her. she doesn't act hurt at all, and still seems as active as she should be. its awful, this was my first duck. i've cried since this happened. i really hope she makes it.

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#86051 - 07/21/06 11:12 AM Re: attacked duck
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Chicken

Registered: 01/06/04
Posts: 75
Loc: Canada
Sounds like your duck is taking it all in stride! That's a good sign.

Keep posting updates. Good luck with her healing. smile

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