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I give them acv in their mash but not their water, do they benefit from dipping their heads in a solution of it too? Should i bathe the crusted parts with a weak acv solution?
Hi duck people 😀,
I could do with a little advice, I collected two male runners that i bought online and they arent too healthy. I have bathed them and fed them, treated them for worms and just given them a decent environment which i think will get them back on track but i am concerned that one of them has crusty patches below his eyes. Will these just recover or do i need to treat them specifically? And with what should i treat them?
Do they have a way to wash their heads frequently? You might lightly mist the eyes with mild saline solution three or four times a day. There are also antibiotic eyedrops available some places (I don't know of exactly where, I haven't needed them). Vetericyn makes an eye gel.
I would make sure you are not looking at mites (you probably would recognize them, but it crossed my mind), and use the saline or Vetericyn (which is not an antibiotic). Please keep us posted!
I use cinnamon as a perimeter to repel ants from my chicken run. If they are climbing at all, a perimeter of petroleum jelly can also prevent passage. Baits the ants take back to the colony might also be of use but setting out poison if you have free roaming animals around is always something that takes extra consideration
Edited by AxolotlLove - 5/7/16 at 7:31am