Duck shoes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iamdot2, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. iamdot2

    iamdot2 New Egg

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    I just found out that my Pekin has bumblefoot. I need some type of shoe for my baby. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to keep the medicine on and her feet clean?
     
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  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    What I use for my chickens is put the med on and wrap up with gauze and tape then put a baby sock over that and put a piece of tape around the baby sock around the leg. Bad thing is you must keep it dry.
     
  3. iamdot2

    iamdot2 New Egg

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    Thank you! I never thought about a baby sock. It won't be pretty, but it'll get the job done. I just hope someone can start making the cute shoes again VERY soon!
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    When one of my ducks had bumblefoot surgery, the vet wrapped her foot up real well with that stretchy vet wrap, then medical tape over that. i had to keep her dry-docked inside in a hutch until it healed. Love the baby sock idea, though.

    Oh, the other thing, my vet used a slice from one of those foam pool floaties, the long stick-like ones. She fashioned a type of corn pad, with a hole where the bumblefoot sore was, then wrapped up around that. That prevents the duck from putting pressure on the wound until it heals.
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Craft foam can cut as an under the footmpad as well and then wrapped in vet wrap to keep it clean. The foam would also help hold the gauze in place.
     
  6. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    PM me and I can give you lots of info on how to help without shoes!
     

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