Little hole in ducks foot...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickmom09, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    I just noticed this morning that my duck Cocoa looks like she has two little holes in her foot (in the webbed part). It that normal? They are about the size of a ball point pen tip.
     
  2. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get her?

    If it was from a farm store or a hatchery they may have hole punched the webbing of her foot.

    Well, that's not entirely true because even some home breeders hole-punch their babies to mark who they came from etc.
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I'd like to know the answer to this because my DH once caught a Cory Shearwater seabird with his fishing hook (the bird was diving after the lure). The hook snagged the foot and although we got it out, there was a hole left (no blood). I always wondered if that bird ended up okay.
     
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  4. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    A friends bought them both from a guy off the side of the road. Then they were given to us to watch for a while then that turned into them being our ducks. [​IMG] So I know nothing about them before we got them. Our friend didn't ask any questions just bought two cute ducklings.

    They are really tiny little holes a little larger then a needle.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It can be a couple of things...

    • It may have been raised on some rocky ground or other hard surface.

    • It may need more niacin in its diet

    When I got my drake, he had those too but they were already starting to heal. The people I bought him from had had some niacin deficiency issues with their ducks when they were younger, but had already started treating them. It's been a couple of weeks now and they are gone.
     
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    How do you get niacin in there diet? Only my female has them.
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I crush brewer's yeast tablets and sprinkle it on their food from time to time.
     
  8. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Thank you wifezilla I keep trying to look it up and keep getting why you should feed your dog duck...because it has a great source of niacin. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:lol, yeah. I have that problem often when looking up duck stuff....
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I know! That is so frustrating. Some of us want to feed things TO ducks...not the other way around [​IMG]
     

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