Duckling with 2 lame feet

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ardengarden, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. ardengarden

    ardengarden New Egg

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    Hi! I just got ducklings in the mail and they are all healthy except for one that can't stand or walk because her feet are curled and can't support her. I put her in a box by herself so she wouldn't get trampled by other ducklings but I don't know what to do for her feet. Has anyone dealt with this problem before?
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get them from ?
     
  3. ardengarden

    ardengarden New Egg

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    Murray mcmurray hatchery, why?
     
  4. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should contact them and get your money back for that one.

    If you google splints for duck feet you should be able to find info on how to correct it.
     
  5. ardengarden

    ardengarden New Egg

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    Ok, thanks for the advice
     
  6. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pics of the duckling's feet? Sounds like it possibly needs boots/shoes to straighten out the feet. These things are usually pretty easy to fix when they're this young, as long as you do it asap. This is a great site on how to fix leg/foot problems in chickens (also applies to ducks):

    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     

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