Is this bumble foot??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kstrickland, May 30, 2017.

  1. kstrickland

    kstrickland Just Hatched

    Mar 30, 2017
    Hi you guys! I'm new to the forum but already have a concern. My little girl is a pekin that's about 4 months old and I'm worried about her feet. She is outside during the day but I bring her in at night. I just noticed these on her feet today but I haven't really looked at her feet since the first week of May. I understand that bumble are hard once the bacteria grows but the sores are not hard (at least not yet). Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

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  2. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2017
    Pomeroy, OH
    I would watch the sore on her foot, clean it well and put some antibiotic ointment on it. Bumble foot is caused by a small sore getting infection. She doesn't look like she has it yet so hopefully you can keep it clean enough to prevent her from getting infection in it. I know keeping a duck foot clean is next to impossible..Lol. You can soak the injured foot in warm water and Epsom salt. Just put foot in water bowl as drinking epsom salts can cause diarrhea.
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  3. No antibiotic cream...Use antiseptic and Epsom salt soak and wrap the foot or keep area clean....
  4. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2017
    Pomeroy, OH
    Use of antibiotic ointment is your choice... Helps limit bacteria. Most important is keeping it clean.
    Provided a link for info for ya.
  5. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    agreed not a bumble yet, and remember a bumble contains staph infection, so if you do see one, wear gloves and try not to get it on you, it can be spread

    i would do 15m epsom salt baths when you bring her in at night, then wrap with neosporin overnight

    **epsom salt is a laxative, try not to let her ingest it, we all know ducks poop enough as it is
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