Pekin Duck needs your help, pics attached.

Sundevil19

In the Brooder
Mar 23, 2015
12
0
45
I have a female Pekin duck named Poncha who has a swollen hallux claw. It seemed to be dislocated about a month ago. I think it got caught on my shirt while picking her up. It was bendable at that time, however it didn't seem to bother her. She didn't limp or was ever sensitive to it. As of a few days ago it has swollen up. She doesn't seem to be bothered by it and has no problems walking. Her shanks are not warm and the area is not red. It doesn't appear to be Infected, could it simply be scar tissue after it hardens after her putting weight on it for a while now? I have only used Epsom salt soaks and Vetrician Spray. I have not tried to remove the nail in fear of it getting worse. Is this something that needs to be addressed or will the nail fall out and regrow?
 

Sundevill11

Songster
6 Years
Aug 23, 2014
251
399
191
Oklahoma
700

700

700
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
11 Years
Jan 3, 2010
23,218
2,824
551
Southern New England
I would keep an eye on it - I suppose the nail might be growing oddly, and a vet may be needed at some point.

Could you post over on the Duck Forum? There are many experienced duck folks there who not only might have some experience with this, but who really love ducks (c:
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom