duckling walking on heels

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fowlfriends, May 24, 2008.

  1. fowlfriends

    fowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

    89
    0
    39
    Mar 12, 2007
    Battle Ground, Wa
    One of my 4 week old ducklings is walking on her heels. I really did not think it was very significant, as when she walks, she almost looks the same as the other babies, but today when I picked her up, I see that she is actually developing calouses on her heels. She is a huge girl - the largest of my 3 female Saxonies.

    Any ideas on ways to correct this? Anyone had this problem before?
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * WOW!! That's a definitely different ducky! Sorry, no ideas for you, though. Wouldn't know where to even start.
     
  3. fowlfriends

    fowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

    89
    0
    39
    Mar 12, 2007
    Battle Ground, Wa
    I've searched my books, and tried google, but no luck on what to do. She is already pretty much confined - the little chicken tractor they are in is only about 4'x12'. She is walking on grass only. I really need to think of something to do - I'm concerned that with her huge size, she could end up with some real problems if I do not get this corrected.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by