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Clipping Mallard Back Toe

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Recently, one of my hens hatched a little mallard duckling. He is turning 3 days old tomorrow, any advice on how to clip off the back toe for marking is appreciated, thanks! My other mallards were bought from Metzer Farms and already had their toes clipped when I bought them.

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I've never clipped off one of my mallards toes but I think that you should think about cauterize the are afterwards. I didn't do it for two reasons; One I didn't want to hurt my little babies and two I was afraid of infection. If you cauterize it then you won't need to worry about bleeding and it will help keep infection out.

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Thanks, thanks a whole lot. That really didn't help, but thanks. Anyway, it is probably too late now anyway, he is almost a week old now. 

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I have never clipped my mallards toes. It really is unnecessary unless your state laws requires you to do it so don't worry about it.:D


Edited by buff goose guy - 5/10/16 at 8:08am
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
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