duck foot caught under door!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nfrost, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. nfrost

    nfrost Chirping

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    I walked into the chicken coop, and one duck foot got caught under the door, she walked away fine after I got it out but now she wont put pressure or walk on it she is walking with her wings, I grabbed her and looked at the foot moved it around it doesn't seem broken, but there is a little chunk you could say taking out on her web between her toes, should I give her a few days let it heal or should I quarenteen her to her own cage?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    You want to keep it as clean as possible. might want to soak in some watered down betadine or Epsom salt water [warm] It will probably be sore for a few days. If she is using her wings I'd place her where she won't rub them raw while the foot heals. maybe make her a temp. room inside where she can still see and be with her flock mates? Once you treat the foot you can also put some thing like triple antibiotic or neo. Also Veterycin spray is another good way to keep and injury from getting infected.
     
  3. I'm with Lydia! We use a great product that we also use on horses.. Look up Dermagel, creates a barrier to repel bacteria but allow the wound to retain moistness to help healing. Works amazing and can be found for cheap on Amazon.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I'm going to look Dremagel up for my own med kit thanks apricotvalleywf.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Any updates on your duck?
     

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