I have 5 ducks (2 runners, 1 pekin, 1 swedish, 1 cayuga). The swedish and cayuga had bumble foot this summer. My vet and I worked VERY hard to heal it. My vet is not an exotic vet and she went out of her way contacting other vets to try and help me. They spent over a month inside in big dog crates getting chlorhexidine treatments and vet wraps until the scabs came off and new skin grew. I put them back out with the others. And we are back to what looks like bumble foot again. ( Here are my questions and observations: 1. It seems the squattier ducks are more prone to this as the runners don't have it. 2. Obviously being seperated from their buddies was stressful to them and one still hasn't laid eggs since this whole process started so the goal is to PREVENT it!! That being said. I ordered a load of dirt and filled their running area with new fresh dirt and straw to soften the ground, I filled their coop (where they sleep at night) with straw to cover the wire floor. 1. What else can I do to stop this? 2. Is a scab/callus type area on the botton of their foot always bumble foot or could it just be a scab/callus if they aren't limping? 3. Can I keep their feet wrapped with the vet wrap or even the duck shoes indefinately so they can be outside while it heals instead of caging them up? 4. Can they still swim with wrapped up feet, etc? 5. I've heard it could be a vitamin thing? HELP!! I want my ducks healthy and not in pain..I also don't want to keep doing this!!