HELP!! 4 DAY OLD DUCK HAS SWOLLEN FOOT

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  1. Jday

    Jday Just Hatched

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    My new baby duck has a swollen foot and I'm not sure what to do! He seems like he's in pain because he's cheeping allot and I feel just horrible :(
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture?
     
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    I gave them a bath today with dawn dish soap, the one is not the only one with the swollen foot I just noticed :'( I'm such a idiot
     
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    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Dawn dish soap should not cause this, it is used frequently to wash off animals, particularly birds, after oil spills.
     
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    3 out of 5 baby duckies feet are like this
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    That does look irritated and something weird is going on with that middle toe.

    @RavynFallen what do you think?
     
  8. Jday

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    That's just one baby duck, 3 out of 5 have that going on....I'm super stressed now.
     
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    Well, to help with the inflammation you could give them a soak in epsom salt water, just don't let them drink it.

    What kind of bedding do you use? Anything else that you can think of that might have caused this?
     
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    I soaked it but he freaked so it wasn't for long, I'll try again. I was using pillow cases and then I had my daughter's wash out their tub with the dishsoap and they tried it, i then had them in my sink splashing around and then had my kids dry them with a towel and continue to blow dry them. And I now have them on a sheet in their tubby
     

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