Torn Nails?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TommyDaDelaware, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. TommyDaDelaware

    TommyDaDelaware Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was at fair this year, and I had (I kid you not!!) 3 or 4 ducks tear nails!! I asked people if they had powder (they were rabbit people who would have this stuff if they nicked a quick in nail trimming), and they had nothing. Someone suggested flour (because it is powdery enough to clot the blood) and I thought of Baby powder because it's a fair, anyone with a small baby.... we couldn't find any of that either. Luckily I remembered we had cake mix for pig treats. soo, my ducks waddle-limped about with cake mix on their foot all day, and my friend had blood and cake mix on her shirt for the show. I feel really bad, and the cake mix didn't work as well as i had planned. Is there anything else that I can pack in my showbox for an emergency such as this next year??
     
  2. Learningstill

    Learningstill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corn starch, or bring the stuff for rabbits. How did the ducks break their nails? Are they in wire bottom cages? Ours are in pens which sit on a cemented floor.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Blood stop packed for next show.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    For sure, always have that on hand whether you show or not. [​IMG]
     
  5. TommyDaDelaware

    TommyDaDelaware Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, one caught his nail in the girl I loaned him to to show's button hole on her shirt, and the other of hers likes ti CLIMB the wire walls of her cage!! and the pekin was a mystery! My other friend came in and told me he'd busted his nail and blood was all over his cage!!
     

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