Having trouble with my baby duck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by strue08, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. strue08

    strue08 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few chicks and two ducklings, I changed there bedding from hay to sand because the chicks were having a rough time with it but now one of my ducklings foot is pretty messed up. And of course it's the one I spent nearly 3 hours bringing back to life and named "lucky". So...this could become very unlucky of I don't get some help and then that would just make it awkward for the both of us![​IMG]
    We soaked it in Epsom salt water and put a water proof bandaid on it but I'm pretty worried beings it looks pretty mangled. Help me help lucky stay lucky? [​IMG]
     
  2. strue08

    strue08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also-greetings from Kansas! [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Is it just that he has sand stuck to the bottom of his foot? If you soak his foot for a bit in warm water, I think the sand will come off easily. If you go to "Other Backyard Poultry, forum above, you will find threads for duck folks, the people there would be better able to advise you. I don't know anything about ducks. Hope he will be good as new. Welcome to the flock.
     
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear about your duckling. His foot does look like it needs some attention so I would definatly post in the duck section as soon as possible so the experts there can help you get him sorted https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Hope he is back to full health soon :fl
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] I hope your duck's foot will be ok. Nice to have you and Lucky join us!
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    After you washed off the sand what did the lil ones foot look like? a pic would help.

    Welcome to BYC
     
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  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hopr you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  8. strue08

    strue08 Out Of The Brooder

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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    I hope your duckling is okay!
     
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  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry to hear about your duckling! I would post either in the Ducks section that Yorkshire Coop linked to, or in the Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures section:Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures

    Good luck with your duckling!
     

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