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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?

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A good duck vet would be best.

 

She needs to be cleaned up, and treated.  Mild saline solution rinses for the eye and injuries would be a good start.  If it's been a week without eating, you may need to tube feed her.  @casportpony is a very helpful person especially with that.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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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?

@Buckbuckbeck , welcome to BYC! How is your duck?

 

-Kathy

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Hello,
I finally saw her pecking at food. She was looking for mealworms this morning. Tonight i hope to catch her and clean her up and see what is going on. I have been searching for a duck vet around me and no luck. I hope a saline cleaning will help.
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Hello,
I finally saw her pecking at food. She was looking for mealworms this morning. Tonight i hope to catch her and clean her up and see what is going on. I have been searching for a duck vet around me and no luck. I hope a saline cleaning will help.

Here are two links:

 

-Kathy

 

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