6 day old duckling concerned with eyes.

Tvigs103

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I have a 6 day old female Grimaud hybrid Pekin who’s active, eating well, and drinking perfectly fine. Since arrived on Wednesday and was dehydrated and laying down in the box while her 3 sisters we walking around her. She perked up after some water with sav-a-chick.
I did notice from the 1st day she was here that her pupils seem cloudy. She appears to be able to see just fine, but now her eyes are a little gooey and swollen. Has anyone else ever had this happen? She has access to clean and fresh drinking water that’s big enough for her to dip her head in To clear out her nostrils.
The picture isn’t the best but you can see where the cloudiness is.
 

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Are both eyes affected, or just one?

It is a little hard to make out what's really going on with the eye, but, if you're seeing discharge, swelling, and some weird discoloration, it could be something like Conjunctivitis, or eye problems originating from environmental problems. Regardless, I would try to flush the eye well with some saline, and consider adding an ointment, like Neosporin, or Terramycin to the eye in case of bacterial overgrowth.

Allowing the duckling head deep water, may also be beneficial.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/pfizer-terramycin-opthalmic-ointment-1-8-oz
 

Tvigs103

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Are both eyes affected, or just one?

It is a little hard to make out what's really going on with the eye, but, if you're seeing discharge, swelling, and some weird discoloration, it could be something like Conjunctivitis, or eye problems originating from environmental problems. Regardless, I would try to flush the eye well with some saline, and consider adding an ointment, like Neosporin, or Terramycin to the eye in case of bacterial overgrowth.

Allowing the duckling head deep water, may also be beneficial.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/pfizer-terramycin-opthalmic-ointment-1-8-oz
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the cloudiness is both eyes but currently she’s keeping just one of them which is the most funky shut.
 

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Isaac 0

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I would suggest doing what was recommended above for a few days and see if there is any improvement.
 

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I have a 6 day old female Grimaud hybrid Pekin who’s active, eating well, and drinking perfectly fine. Since arrived on Wednesday and was dehydrated and laying down in the box while her 3 sisters we walking around her. She perked up after some water with sav-a-chick.
I did notice from the 1st day she was here that her pupils seem cloudy. She appears to be able to see just fine, but now her eyes are a little gooey and swollen. Has anyone else ever had this happen? She has access to clean and fresh drinking water that’s big enough for her to dip her head in To clear out her nostrils.
The picture isn’t the best but you can see where the cloudiness is.
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