Chicks picking on ducklings. Please help ASAP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PSJ, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. PSJ

    PSJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Peking ducklings has a bloody head and swollen, bruised beak. I have removed the culprit(s) but is there anything I can do for the duckling? Ointments or anything? Please help ASAP
     
  2. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they still in a brooder? If so what color light are you using? Clean the ducks head and if it is bad wound put a bit of antibiotic ointment on it. You may have to continue to separate if it continues.
     
  3. PSJ

    PSJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved the culprit(s) to a separate brooder. I've always used a regular bulb. I've heard red works better, but I've never had a problem with regular. I've had chickens for about 6 years now but this is the first time with ducklings.
     
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    PSJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I use Blu-kote on the ducklings head?
     
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    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never used Blu kote only b/c of alcohol content i would think it would sting like crazy,but many on forum do use it. I prefer an antibiotic ointment,nothing ending in "caine/cane" toxic to birds. Decision is yours on what to use.

    I think the Blu-Kote label states to not use around eyes/nostrils/mouth,check label.

    Make sure duckling is eating/drinking.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2014
  6. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes on the Blue Kote..
     

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