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2wk old duckling has feel that are peeling?, normal?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kysilkies, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it's peeling after a sunburn, is this normal or should we apply some lotion or emu oil or something?!?!
     
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    It is completely normal for their feet to shed. It will come off on its own - just dont pull it off. If you want you could give them a warm bath and it will help withthe shedding
     
  3. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!!!!
     
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    I'm glad to read this too, although it's three years too late! [​IMG] When my ducks were ducklings, their feet were peeling and I was worried! Now next time I raise ducklings I know not to worry about that.
     
  5. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes - it happened to mine too. Scared me to death, but someone on here told me it was common. It doesn't last long..
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Its just like reptiles shedding - sort of. Because their feet are scaley and all they shed the skin on their legs and feet while they grow - just like when the quill starts chipping off to let the feathers grow in. My ducklings are in that stage right now, so i have to vaccum when they come inside for some play time.
     

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