Help duck has broken toe--what should I do?????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tweeza, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Tweeza

    Tweeza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 17, 2008
    New England
    Just found one of my ducks with a broken toe. Does anyone know what I should do? It's broken midtoe. The skin doesn't seem to be open very much, yet.
     
  2. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    ky
    I would just clean it and put him on clean shavings for a week. Not much you can do for a toe.
     
  3. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Clean it, yes indeed.

    Wrap it well, with a cardboard or plastic duck-foot-shaped thing taped on the bottom for added stability and speedier and more proper healing.

    Keep him from rest of flock for two weeks, anyway (he'll love that!! [​IMG] ); or one, if you can't stand it.

    Try to make it so that his foot cant get wet by swimming in water bowl etc.

    IF NOTHING ELSE, ISOLATE HIM ASAP AND LET NATURE DO THE REST.

    good luck
     

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