Hole in duck's foot webbing.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lamokagirl, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. lamokagirl

    lamokagirl New Egg

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    Tonight I noticed a small hole in my Pekin duck's foot. It is in the webbing area. I am not sure how she got it. Will it heal on its own? Is there anything I should do? thank you
     
  2. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it perfectly round? Some breeders or hatchers punch the webbing in the foot.
    It won't heal, it will be permanently there if it goes all the way through, but it won't cause any issues, just watch for infection and bumblefoot.
     
  3. lamokagirl

    lamokagirl New Egg

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    It is just about perfectly round but it is brand new. She much have injured herself somehow, maybe on a rock? She is limping a bit as well.
     
  4. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, she'll be limping until it heals, but the hole itself won't heal over. Did you check her foot soles?
     
  5. lamokagirl

    lamokagirl New Egg

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    What should I be looking for on the soles? Thanks for your replies.
     
  6. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Small cuts, puss, etc. Let her swim and then inspect them. If they are like papercuts, and kept clean (let her swim) they'll be fine without any medication. Ducks are very hardy.
     

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