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Clipping Mallard Back Toe

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bailey1204, May 6, 2016.

  1. Bailey1204

    Bailey1204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  2. Virus

    Virus Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. Bailey1204

    Bailey1204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2016

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