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do ducks feet peel?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TammyC, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. TammyC

    TammyC Out Of The Brooder

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    I have baby ducks about a week old to 2 weeks.. I noticed on 1 of them that there feet are peeling and wanted to know if its normal..
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I have read here on the forum that that can happen. Do they get baths yet?
     
  3. TammyC

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    Not yet, I am going to put them in the tub tomorrow..
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    That might help, I'm not sure. But I feel that baths (proper temperature, supervised, and into a clean dry brooder afterward) are very good for ducklings. I read that it helps them get started preening.

    You might see if you can take a photo and upload it. There's peeling and then there's peeling.

    Sometimes something irritates the feet. Sometimes it just happens with ducklings. Mine didn't peel, if I recall correctly.

    Are you in an arid area?
     
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    It is very normal to notice the skin peeling. They grow at such a rapid rate that sometimes they loose skin much more like a snake in large pieces where you can easiely see all the scales coming off together rather than loosing it cell by cell. Wet brooders can also cause peeling when a fungal infection sets in- but that is fairly rare and comes with a whole different set of symptoms with it.
     

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