Please help duckling feet won't un curl

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kgroover, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. kgroover

    kgroover New Egg

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    I had 4 pekin ducklings hatch 24 hrs ago and one duckling has his foot curled under, and he's walking pretty much on his leg. What can I do to help him, please any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank u
     
  2. BunkyB

    BunkyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi I see your concern. I have raised many ducks and in some occasions I see this happen. It it caused in my opinion by the growing position in the egg. I will give it a few days to see if it gradually corrects itself. If not I used to gently massage the foot slowly and try uncurling the foot. Like physio I guess. I have made homemade braces from pipe cleaners before at it helped straighten things out.

    Here is a link if you are really dedicated to helping the little fella out...Farming Friends » Curled Toes On Newly Hatched Ducklings Give this link a shot or do the google thing... Best of luck. I will keep an eye on progress reports.... chin up.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's good info. Here's another link:
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     
  4. kgroover

    kgroover New Egg

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    Thank u so much for ur advice, I will def try everything to help him.
     

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