How to clip my mallards hind toe?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AustinM741, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. AustinM741

    AustinM741 Out Of The Brooder

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    The lady I bought him from didnt mark him, how do I go about clipping his toe? He's three weeks old tomorrow. [​IMG]
    Thanks.
     
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I am not sure but i THINK that's supposed to be done when they're teeny? I imagine it would hurt pretty bad now.
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Why do want to clip his toe off?
    The duckling is probably to old enough for it to come off easy.
     
  4. AustinM741

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    Domesticated mallards are supposed to be marked? I dont know, im paranoid about some wildlife person taking him from me. Thats my baby. Haha.
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Don't cut his toe off. Go to the feed store and buy a bag of poultry bands for marking birds. They come in many different sizes but you will have to change them as he/she grows. it's too small for a permanent band still.
     
  6. AustinM741

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    I checked at TSC, is there any online store to buy from?
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  7. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:This. ^

    If you go on any hatcherys website they should have the bands. Stromberg's have the widest variety I have seen so far.
     
  8. AustinM741

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    I just ordered them.
    Thank you so much! [​IMG]
     

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