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Postby Duck Nasty » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:13 pm

Well went to inject the feet on my wood duck after it's sat for a week and it's already dried out. Wrapped in wet paper towel for several hours still no flexibility. Any ideas on what to do
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Re: Feet

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:36 pm

Try Injecting with water to rehydrate, you will have to work slow injecting a little at a time letting the water do it's job.. Then try injecting. Probably going to be tough letting them set that long but worth a try.
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Re: Feet

Postby duxrus » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:40 pm

It sounds like you mounted your bird and waited to inject ???

If your bird's feet are freezer burned you need to inject them with water when you flesh and wash it. Once mounted they will tighten up even worse than before as they dry. Odds are you won't be able to get a needle to break the skin at this point but never hurts to try. Worse case you can cut those off and replace with a nice set of plump legs if you can get your hands on some
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Re: Feet

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:46 pm

Good point Bryan... I don't think you have any other kind :huh: lol
Leg transplant... I hope that duck has good insurance :lol3:
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Re: Feet

Postby Duck Nasty » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:20 pm

Haha yeah I messed that one up. I thought I was reading lots of people wait a week to inject thought I would try. Big mistake. The bird never got freezer burned I killed it on the last day of season only sat in the freezer for less than 3 weeks. Learned the lesson the hard way.
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Re: Feet

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:31 pm

I can't speak for everyone else... But I always inject the same day. No matter how bad I want to put it off lol.
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Re: Feet

Postby Duck Nasty » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:36 pm

Yeah me too except for this one. Lol have to kill another next year. Still happy with my first woody don't think it looks bad just tile to paint next week and I'll put some pictures up
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Re: Feet

Postby duxrus » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:26 pm

I inject right as I am finishing with putting a bird together. Don't feel bad. Heck I sewed one up the other day without the support wire and had to go back and do that...talking on the phone and working at the same time isn't a good idea :/
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Re: Feet

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:50 pm

Last thing I do after grooming, taping and carding....and always the same day.
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