Start of frostbite????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sue S, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Sue S

    Sue S Songster

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    Yesterday was the 1st day since the weather got cold & we got snow ( live in Pa ) that I let my ducks out to swim in the pond, when I let them out this morning I noticed that their feet are turning black. Is it the start of frostbite???? Or do their feet change color because of the weather ( getting colder ) 20181118_123212 (3).jpg
     
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  2. Chullicken

    Chullicken Songster

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    I have no idea, bumping this article would be good information.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Not frost bite..:frow
    Provide straw in the Run for them in a corner so you can easily clean it out.
     
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  4. Sue S

    Sue S Songster

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    I have hay all threw the pen put it in when it starting getting cold. Why are their feet turning black???
     
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  5. Jpat

    Jpat Crowing

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    Do you have old pictures of them? were their feet always that color
     
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  6. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Crowing

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    That looks like normal foot coloring. At the start of frostbite there would be signs that they are too cold, such as not wanting to swim, (water not yet frozen, so not cold enough for frostbite), limping, huddling and not moving much.
     
  7. Feathers Brady

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    Wow! I'm curious too! Poor duckies!:confused:
    Hopefully a seasoned duck owner will have answers for you soon.
     
  8. Sue S

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    Here's a picture of them in their pen/run that I took in the summer, the females webbing has always been darker but not black & not on the toes, & my male's feet have always been orange no dark spots. Maybe i'm just being a worried mamma!!! babies 1.jpg
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Is this the male's foot or the female's foot?
     
  10. Sue S

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    Female, but the Male's foot has dark spots on his toes
     

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