Hello, this is my first time raising ducks. I had 4 Khaki Campbells. I had 2 males and 2 females. Recently, we believe our males battled and one lost his life. In the process, one of our females got pretty beat up. She has scratches on her head and neck along with possibly loosing one of her eyes. It's been about a week. She started drinking about 2 days after the incident. I have not witnessed her eating yet. We have the male in a cage by the females but we are afraid to allow him to come in contact with the females, especially the injured one. Is there anything we can do for this poor battered female? Antibiotics or care to prevent infection?
Damsel in distress
Featured Stories on BackYard Chickens
She shouldn't need antibiotics unless she develops a wound infection, But I would use Vetericyn eye was or eye gel in her eye, but clean it with cotton and water first. Her scrapes can be treated with plain Neosporin or Bacitracin ointment. I would keep her separated until she begins to heal.