Water and feet? (ducks with socks Pics!)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by classroomducks, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been taking my babies out for a swim the last few days...they have been loving it!

    Look at this little mallard dive! And only 4 days old!

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    They are eating the bugs that fly into the water and the grass...they almost beg to be let out of the brooder now.

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    But i have a question...do his feet look ok? Im not sure if this is normal or not. They all kind of look like this...are they sores, or is this just what duck feet look like?

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    sorry the picture is not good, its hard to take a picture of the bottom of their feet.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009
  2. deanna&rich

    deanna&rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the pics of swimming fluffballs !!!
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    No, Thats not good at all. What do you have lining the bottom of the broody? Duckies feet are very soft right not, as well as mallable. You have to be careful that they dont become deformed.
     
  4. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its the soft shelf liner...i thought that was ok? What else should i use?
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Im not sure. I just use regular hay and newspaper. Can you get a clearer picture of the sores? Also , you might want to post this in the injures and emergencies section
     
  6. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of their feet have little small cut/sore looking things. But I have no idea what could be causing it or how to fix it. They dont seem like they are hurting them...they still run around and splash around just fine...any suggestions would be helpful [​IMG]
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Are there any loose wires? Id suggest covering half the floor of their brooder with something else. I wish I knew what that was so I could help [​IMG]
     
  8. Chloelouise

    Chloelouise New Egg

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    Could they be burns? Cause that is what it looks like.
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Shelf liner wont cause that.
     
  10. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know what could have burned them...and they all have them...not just one...someone in the emergency said maybe an allergy to latex? is that possible? and if it is, again, why would all of them have it? Im so confused! i read somewhere that they dont have nerves in their feet...is that true? Gosh I'm all worried about them now...I dont know what is causing it or what to do... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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