Baby duck eye growth with pics!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tonini3059, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    When my duck hatched out on sat it had a normal eye now all of a sudden it looks like this. It is only 3 days old. Does anyone know what this is and how to treat it? It is alone so no one picked on it.



    I have been putting neosporin on it and it maybe looks a tad bit better.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I'm sorry I'm having trouble making out the details in the pics. Is it a soft fluid filled lump or is it hard....

  3. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    huh, that is odd. If it was a chick I'd say it could be MG as often chickens will show a film/growth the same color. Good luck with this problem, I would try a strong tea, but the neosporin wouldn't allow it to clean the area.
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    It kind of looks like dried hard green stuff. kind of like boogers I am afraid to touch it though i don't want to damage anything.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  5. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    What do you mean by trying a tea?
  6. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Try using terramycin eye ointment. I have a hen who got pecked in the eye and it caused an infection, I used this ointment on her eye everyday for a week and it cleared up, however she has permanent damage to that eye from the peck
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  7. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I just want it to be seminormal so when I stick it in with my chicks and other duck they won't pick at it.
  8. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2008
    Lake Stevens, WA
    It sounds like it might be some sort of mucus. Try cleaning the boogery like stuff away from the eye. The neosporin might not help since it is meant for healing wounds and preventing scars. Try cleaning the eye and see what happens! Keep us posted [​IMG]
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Can you squirt it with some saline solution to see if anything rinses off?
  10. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    It is more like a layer of mucus under a layer of "skin." It will not rinse off or come off with gentle prodding.

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