bubbly eyes, duck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KellyandKatie, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    1) What type of bird , age and weight. muscovy hen, about two years, appropriote duck weight ( not sure pounds, but no change to her weight)
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. her eyes are bubbly in the corners, not constantly just on and off - no other symptoms, she is laying, she is friendly as ever,
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? about two weeks, on and off
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? no, I have five muscovies in the flock, she is the only one, she is the oldest bird in the flock though)
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no, none
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. I read online about swimming water quality and 'dry duck'-- the five muscovies have two small kiddie pools that I change the water out every other day- the water does not seem AWFUL by day two when I change it... but wondering
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. she is eating and drinking just fine- she is our tamest bird, so she pesters for snacks constantly- like a good duck does [​IMG]
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? I have been more mindful about noticing the condition of their swimming water when I change it-- but really, it is not bad
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? not sure what is cuasing this, but this is our friendliest duck - she is a pet in the flock
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. I did try and take pics, but the bubbles did not show up in the pic
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use - she is free range on 1/3 an acre during teh day, cooped up in a 8 by 10 coop at night only with wood shavings, and her four other ducks along with four full sized hens, and four banty hens ( again, only cooped at night)
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    That's a tough one, hopefully someone will know. I don't, sorry.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    do they have other water that they can dunk their heads into besides the pools, I have Muscovies and it doesn't matter how hard you try you can't keep their water clean, I give them fresh water everyday though. they need water in something like buckets so they can clean out their bills and eyes. I also put ACV into their drinking water. you might try rinsing her eyes with some sort of eye wash maybe saline, could she have gotten dust or some dust from the shavings in her eyes? since she has no other symptoms. Ducks are pretty hardy, I've had 4 of mine almost 7 years and never been sick. So hopefully it's something minor that you can take care of. All the best.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2011
  4. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Mar 25, 2010
    Eatonville, Washington
    Its pretty normal in muscovys. More in the drakes and sometimes in hens and in adults not babies.
  5. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Thank you for taking the time to reply, her eyes have been clear again for weeks-
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    [​IMG] great news!!

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