Duckling with curled feet!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by learycow, May 26, 2011.

  1. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a muscovy hatch a few days ago and he has curled feet. They webbed feet are crunched up in a ball. He can get around just fine, but this is definitely not normal!
    I will try to add a pic.

    Does anyone know of anything I can do to help/fix this? I've seen them with splayed legs before, but never curled up feet. They are normal when I open them, but he just can't seem to flatten them out like a normal duck.
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    You can put something on the feet to hold them open- it will help it to learn to walk more normally. I have use sticky foam pads made for human feet on mine when they hatch like that. What I use is made for human feet- little foam pads that I had to cut in half to the right shape for a duck foot.
     

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