Bumblefoot - Calling All Crunchy Natural Folks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Homesteadin, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am checking in, sounds like great progress! And the family stories - great if you can record them somehow.

    If I recall, I think Haunted55 waited more than five days after putting the iodine on the bumble. She soaked, applied the clear iodine, kept the duck in a quiet clean environment, got busy and did not have a chance to examine the foot carefully for several days. That's when she soaked the foot and discovered the dark plug had formed and could be removed. For the second case, she could not easily pull it, so she reapplied the clear iodine waited another several days then that worked.

    When I have treated early bumblefoot with just antibiotic ointment, it has taken 5 or 6 weeks to completely knock it out. It's slow, but to me it's worth it to avoid cutting the foot.
     
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  2. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm amazed at the results people have gotten from the clear iodine - seems like great stuff! Sounds even better that the Tricide Neo that many have sworn by. And I am certainly a fan of there being a moderately quick solution without having to cut into the poor animal.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Looks good from here. Very pretty drake and duck . I hope the clear iodine comes today .
     
  4. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! We have three pretty khaki ladies and two lovely muscovy gals. :) The poor fella's boot is getting all caked with mud this morning, but I felt bad keeping him locked up :/
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    I don't what to tell you about that unless you take it off and clean it then back on Does he seem to walk better having the padding there?
     
  6. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does seem to help him walk better; he's keepin' up with all the girls. :) But yeah I may re-wrap today if I get the chance. We covered the pool so he won't get in, but It's been so foggy and wet here that past few days - I love it though!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    It helped my hen too. Now I need to go look at her foot and she is def covered in mud it's very wet and muddy here. What we won't do.. Oh post some pics of your Scovy ladies that is the breed i have.
     
  8. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, yeah, what we won't do :p

    Here are the 'scovies! They are still young; just over 6 weeks. A chocolate and a... Lavender? I'm still new to the breed. We got them because we heard about how they are super broody and we could really use a couple good "incubators" like them. :) We have really enjoyed them, they sound like songbirds! And they're really sweet. How many do you have? What colors? I used to think they were ugly years ago, but now I appreciate them much more - they are quite beautiful in their own special way.

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  9. Miss Lydia

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  10. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My iodine came yesterday! Gonna check out his foot and treat him again in a few minutes.

    Hahaha Opie sounds like a special fella! That must be him in your picture? I love their personalities; they're definitely a much calmer, friendlier temperament than our khakis. How many eggs do you usually get per day? And they stop laying through wintertime, right? So funny, those girls of yours are really convined they have ONE purpose in life haha! Can't wait to see ours hatch & mother some babies hopefully next year.
     

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