Is it possible???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PoultryGirly, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I have a female black call duck that has been turning rather white. I got her last summer at an auction and I do not know her age. Any ideas??? But, I'll get to the point. She has been limping a little. One day she'll be limping and the other day she'll have no sign of a limp. She acts perfectly normal eating her layer, rolled oats, flock raiser, and daily treat of grass. Is it possibly she could have a hint of arthritis in her hip, leg, and/or foot??? When she limps, it's just a little one, but sometimes it's like a tiny collapse, but she get right back up. Any ideas???? Thanks!!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Have you checked her feet for bumblefoot?
     
  3. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I have. It just looks like a normal duck foot to me. No red or swelling at all.
     
  4. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    If she pulled or streched something, it can take a few weeks to several for that sort of injury to work itself out. If you see no physical signs of an injury penetraiting the skin, time is in order.

    I think it is not impossible for her to have arthritus. Some of my large birds experience more foot issues, just due to size. Probobly not a mega issue with calls, however.
     
  5. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of her feet looks like it maybe turnes inward a little. She's pretty much always had foot problems. Any guess at her age?
     
  6. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any more ideas???
     
  7. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any more ideas? Thanks Marty....
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you get a picture of the feet?
     
  9. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to get a picture soon, but are ducks supposed to have a little bump in the middle of their feet?
     
  10. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about a video?
     

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