Duckling with deformed leg. Splint?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlackBrookPoultry, May 31, 2011.

  1. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Crowing

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    I had a call duck hatch today with one of its legs bent inward and his toes all curled. I put tape on the foot for a while to try to spread the toes but his whole leg kept twisting and ending up behind him so I took if off. I'm just not sure what to do with him. Maybe try to tape something at the joint? Any suggestions from experienced people?
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  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I have had a few hatch with foot problems- And have used sticky foam pads with great success. I use foam pads I found in the toiletries section of the chemist - they are for human feet- to protect from corns and callouses. I just cut them down in size a little to the shape of a duck foot. They are sticky enough to stay on for a few days- but do also peel off without to much difficulty or pain caused to the duckling.

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    I hope he gets that foot straightened out soon- call ducklings are such sweet little fluff balls.
     
  3. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Crowing

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    I went and bought some of those sticky pads today and put one on. The problem seems to be more with his joint wanting to bend inward.
     
  4. sally1984

    sally1984 Hatching

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    Did you manage to resolve the problem??? Please tell me you have. i have a call duckling that is a day old with the same problem I have brought the corn plasters as suggested to you but the leg is weak, and the duckling keeps flipping on to its back. [​IMG]
     

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