footing issues

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 688peterl, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. 688peterl

    688peterl Songster

    Oct 2, 2009
    i changed the sheets in the brooder this morning and the only spare clean sheet has little bumps on one side for decoration, its made to look like little flowers but they are just like bumps of material, i have the sheet on the other side so the ducklings are standing on top of, not on, the bumps, will they be ok? i dont want it cause problems footing wise
  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    I dont see how they could.. Most incubators have wire on the bottom, and the ducklings would have run around/slept on that for a few hours after they hatched, so I dont think little bumps of fabric will do any damage
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:It could help prevent 'Straddle Leg', a condition caused by the footing being too slick, so one leg goes one way while the other leg goes another. Very young chicks don't have the leg muscles developed enoung to prevent it.

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