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Baby Muscovy Drake with cracked heels, HELP!

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So I noticed yesterday that my poor little 2 month old drake Sprocket has been limping.  I picked him up to check for breaks or bumblefoot, and his right heel is very dry and cracked.  it was even chipping off in a few spots.  This has to be so uncomfortable for him!  Is is because he needs a pool to moisten his feet?  I feel so bad for him and I don't want him developing bumblefoot because of it.  Any helpful hints to help him with his discomfort?  How do I wrap a ducks webbed foot if it would help?  Thanks in advance for any info!

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So I noticed yesterday that my poor little 2 month old drake Sprocket has been limping.  I picked him up to check for breaks or bumblefoot, and his right heel is very dry and cracked.  it was even chipping off in a few spots.  This has to be so uncomfortable for him!  Is is because he needs a pool to moisten his feet?  I feel so bad for him and I don't want him developing bumblefoot because of it.  Any helpful hints to help him with his discomfort?  How do I wrap a ducks webbed foot if it would help?  Thanks in advance for any info!

@NDgoatgirlNV If it isn't bumble foot why not try smoothing on some coconut oil over the area. I wouldn't wrap but keep him on as clean of bedding as you can for a couple days to see if the coconut oil is helping.If it's warm still in your part of the country having some water to splash around in would probably make him feel better but after the splash rub the coconut oil on. If you have a cement mixing tub that is ideal for a quick bath in the fall and winter months. 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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It's warm during the day here in S. NV, but it drops below freezing at night, so it kinda sucks for the livestock out hear near Death Valley. I'll go to the store later and pick up some coconut oil and try what you suggested. Thanks!
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It's warm during the day here in S. NV, but it drops below freezing at night, so it kinda sucks for the livestock out hear near Death Valley. I'll go to the store later and pick up some coconut oil and try what you suggested. Thanks!

Coconut is also good for our skin so you can use it too.  :)  

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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