Pekin duckling appears pigeon-toed! Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MrsClucky, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. MrsClucky

    MrsClucky Out Of The Brooder

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    Doris is about three weeks old and her feet are both pointed in and overlap, making walking tricky for her. She steps on her own feet. She seems to sit an awful lot. She's in the house, in a big sheep trough with another duckling (a Buff who walks normally), hay for bedding, brooder lamp - everything she's supposed to have. Her appetite is great and except for a dirty, wet belly (where she keeps sitting in her own poop), appears healthy and happy.

    Will she grow into her awkward feet? Or is there anything I can do for her now so she's not disabled the rest of her life?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kmoreau

    Kmoreau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine was exactly the same way, she grew out of it and is now perfectly fine.
     
  3. MrsClucky

    MrsClucky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, Kmoreau! That's a huge relief.

    And your the first person I've seen on this site who listed husband first! [​IMG]
     
  4. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah it's Foot Growing Day. Next comes Bill Growing Day where she'll suddenly look like a toucan, and then she'll grow out her feet again, and sprout some little hilarious ear tufts. Enjoy the process. Eventually she'll look normal [​IMG]
     
  5. Kmoreau

    Kmoreau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! Haha I will let him know. He was around before the animals, he's the one that makes keeping them possible, he loves me and my love of animals, and puts up with my addiction to byc. Besides he's the best husband in the world (on most days... Jk lol)
     

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