Ducklings legs peeling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SamDuck24, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. SamDuck24

    SamDuck24 Just Hatched

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    I took this photo while baby duckie was stretched out sleeping on my lap. He's inside raised and a very loved little baby. Please advise :) he's also getting the right food. Poop is normal looking and drinks plenty water. Could be dry air? Growing? [​IMG]
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah, possibly to dry...have you let him play in water at all?
    You can also put unsented lotion on his little legs and feet.....not lots....even baby oil helps...


    Best of luck

    Cheers!
     
  3. SamDuck24

    SamDuck24 Just Hatched

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    Yeah he plays in water 4-5 times a day (supervised ) I'll definitely give the lotion / oil a go. Thanks!
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's growing. It's normal for their legs to peel a bit as they grow so fast. I didn't do anything special with my girls if their legs were starting to peel a bit.
     
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  5. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree! Keep an eye on them though, it's a weird thing to see them peel like that and I'm not familiar with it becoming an issue for the ducklings, but checking for raw spots is still a good idea. Especially if they break their skin.. you want to know if there's a wound before you find it infected.

    Just keep an eye on it, to be safe really.
     

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