Can they get sunburnt?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kara_leigh, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Songster

    May 3, 2011
    Bradleyville, MO
    I had my ducklings outside today in the chicken tractor. They were outside from around noon until 6:00 or so. I just noticed that one of my younger ones, ~2wks, has really red feet. The webbing between his toes seems to be burnt. Is that possible? They aren't normally like that. They had shade, so they weren't in the sun all day unless they wanted to be. None of the other ducks have red feet, just the one.

    If not from the sun, what could it be? They are really red, but normally they are BRIGHT orange.

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I've never seen a ducks feet get sunburnt, do you have some antibiotic salve you can rub on them? just make sure it doesn't have pain reliever in it. since it;'s been a while since you posted are they looking better today?

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