Blind duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by columbiacritter, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    I think 1 of my 2 yr old khaki cambells has gone blind. She didn't follow the other ducks out to forage this morning so I knew something was wrong but had to leave. When I got home she wasn't with the others and it was dark by the time we found her under a bush in the front yard. She was walking ok, but slowly. Her pupils react to light, but she didn't show any reaction at all to hands waved in her face. We put her in the coop with the others and will give her a better look over tomorrow.

    Any one seen this before? She's been real healthy up until now.
    They get layer crumble plus a lot of time foraging about 2 acres of yard.
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Did she seem to have any injury to her eyes? Like scratches or something? I've not heard of them going blind, but that's what yours sounds like [​IMG] I hope she gets better [​IMG]
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    I have a Scovie drake who I believe is going blind in his one eye, but other than that I cant realy help. Sounds like she has lost her sight though.
  4. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2007
    Any chance that she sustained blunt trauma to her head? Would she have flown into anything?

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