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Featured Stories on BackYard Chickenspost #7882 of 1043410/19/15 at 6:35pmQuote:
It doesn't look like bumble foot to me, but it could develop into that if something in the environment doesn't improve. I adopted two adult ducks whose feet looked a lot like that when I got them. They were kept on hard packed earth all day, so it was hard on their feet. They looked a lot like that. You said you are new to ducks - did you raise these from babies, or did you just get her? Tell us a little more about her, and where she has been living.Learning through living with my 8 ducks - 1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekinspost #7883 of 1043410/19/15 at 6:45pmpost #7884 of 1043410/19/15 at 6:48pmQuote:Originally Posted by freakshow5
They live here and I got them about 2 months ago, I was told they were hatched this past April.
I haven't noticed them limping at all
Their skin is very very dry and cracked
I bet their condition will improve with their new home. I wouldn't do anything just yet, but keep checking their feet and make sure it doesn't get worse. Do they have a pool? I just don't see any open water for them. That always helps improve the quality of their feathers and feet. HOw many ducks do you have? What breed are they?Learning through living with my 8 ducks - 1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekinspost #7885 of 1043410/19/15 at 6:51pmQuote:
Ok, now I see them!
What a great assortment of ducks! Normal duck skin looks and feels very dry. I don't see any unusual dryness on the foot you showed me. Do you have a picture of one of the feet that look dry to you? It wouldn't hurt them at all to rub some triple antibiotic cream without pain killers on their feet before bed, but I'm not sure it would help much either.Learning through living with my 8 ducks - 1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekinspost #7886 of 1043410/19/15 at 6:55pm
@freakshow5, here are some pictures of my ducks feet when I adopted them. They were about 8 months old at the time, and weren't limping or showing any outward signs their feet were bothering them.
I was so worried about their feet, but another member here said they looked more like callouses than bumbles. I didn't provide any treatment, but now they are on grass all day. They still have the callouses, but they are smaller now than they were.post #7887 of 1043410/19/15 at 8:37pmpost #7888 of 1043410/19/15 at 8:52pmpost #7889 of 1043410/19/15 at 8:57pm
Not always easy to tell callouses from early bumbles - sometimes we just need to check up on them over several days. Glad to see conscientious duck folks!post #7890 of 1043410/19/15 at 10:43pm
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