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Poor Blind month old duckling

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We had ducklings hatch about a month ago, everything seemed fine until I noticed our white duckling falling over and bumping into things about a week ago. I have her inside and she can't see at all, I waved my hands right in front of her eyes and she didn't move her head whatsoever. She has a hard time finding the food and water without the other ducks help. She wasn't blind until about a week ago. I'm thinking of keeping her inside until it gets better. Or keeping her inside for good. What should I do?
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If at all possible a good duck vet could help.

 

Sometimes ducklings are blind - I am not familiar with all the reasons.  It could be special nutritional needs (not blaming you - some ducklings just seem to need more of something than most of the rest).  Or there could be a congenital problem, or injury involved.

 

Blind ducks often do okay - Using something that makes noise to direct them to food and water may be an important first step.  Special needs ducks can bring much joy, from many stories I have read.

 

I would give some poultry vitamins once a week and see if there is any improvement.

 

@ducky 13 


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If at all possible a good duck vet could help.

Sometimes ducklings are blind - I am not familiar with all the reasons.  It could be special nutritional needs (not blaming you - some ducklings just seem to need more of something than most of the rest).  Or there could be a congenital problem, or injury involved.

Blind ducks often do okay - Using something that makes noise to direct them to food and water may be an important first step.  Special needs ducks can bring much joy, from many stories I have read.

I would give some poultry vitamins once a week and see if there is any improvement.

@ducky 13
 

Alright thank you, she seems to be eating fine, I help her find water. She gets picked on a lot though, so I am going to bring her inside when I have everything she needs
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