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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Spyderk117, Sep 3, 2016.
My Cayuga has these wierd lumps at the base of his feet.
He does not limp.
Looks like the pads dried out and split... not bumblefoot per se, as it doesn't have an infected core, but it *could* lead to that... give him some warm epsom salt foot soaks, gently scrub off anything that will come off with a soft brush and apply clear iodine just to be safe... might need to do this a few times...
Is there concrete or hard packed dirt where is? Dry, hard surfaces can be rough on duck feet...
Okay I will try those things. No concrete, in some parts of the pen there is packed dirt. I norramly put hay on the dirt though.
Today I am making a temporary pen for him and my Jumbo Pekin drake. Because I don't want them mating with my Mallards. The new temporary pen has soft dirt.
Thank you for your help!
If you want to see what the pen is like you can check out my YouTube channel.
I think there are things you can add to their feed to help their skin from over drying as well, but can't remember what right now... will look later...
I got some epsom salt and iodine! Going to start the treatment tomrrow!
Oh and I got the pen done for the drakes.
Thank you for your help @RavynFallen
I started the treatment! He didn't enjoy that much. My sister owns him and she had to hold him while he was soaking. She got really wet!
What changes will I start to see on is feet?
lol! Sorry about that! Some love spa treatment, but some don't...
There was another who had similar issue on her drakes dlfeet on the duck thread a couple weeks ago... will see if I can find her posts...
Hers was bit more rough than the Cayugas, but she posted before and after pics here...
If you go back a few pages and find her previous posts, there are a few more pics of how it looked through the process...