Duckling with curled feet!

learycow

Crowing
9 Years
Apr 1, 2011
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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.
 

duckyfromoz

Quackaholic
10 Years
Jan 11, 2010
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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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