blind duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TroyerGal, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Songster

    Mar 17, 2016
    The Coal State
    hi, i think i may have a blind duck.... one day, i woke up and one of my little siblings told me we had a duck with no eyes... i didnt really think much of it (i hadnt had breakfast yet) until i checked her out. the duck still had eyes, but they were COVERED with a crusty substance (gag reflex time)... i took the duck inside, put her in a full sink of warm water, and then flushed her eyes with saline. she spent the night in our basement and in the morning her eyes were still gooey and gross but i let her back outside. they also foamed and dripped after i flushed them. today, her eyes are not perfect, but they arent all nasty anymore. she often hangs out by herself now and wanders around quacking...

    Whats up with my duckie???

    here is a list of valuable info:

    *she has a over active boyfriend
    *the guy in charge of her water is sometimes not the most diligent with keeping it clean
    *we also have free range hens that may be picking on her
    *the ducks house is quite crowded

  2. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2016
    It is most likely foamy eye, and if there are no symptoms of a respiratory infection, it's caused by the over active Drake. Separating her, and adding ACV to clean water deep enough to submerge her whole head in will probably clear it up quickly.You could also spray the eye with veterycin for a couple days. Hope she turns out OK!
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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    @TroyerGal - you have diagnosed the problem already, now you just need to address the items.

    SmallFarmUSA has given some good suggestions. Initially, she needs to be separated from the drake, but also I think a few days in a nice, clean, safe place with plenty of fresh water she can rinse her head in, and nutritious food, I agree about drops for her eyes - Vetericyn or even mild saline solution should make a big improvement.

    Longer term, she needs to be kept safe from whoever is causing her injury. Her life depends on you.
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  4. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Songster

    Mar 17, 2016
    The Coal State
    Thank you so much!! we are going to sell or cull the offending drake soon :) want a pekin? lol

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