Damsel in distress

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Buckbuckbeck, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Buckbuckbeck

    Buckbuckbeck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, this is my first time raising ducks. I had 4 Khaki Campbells. I had 2 males and 2 females. Recently, we believe our males battled and one lost his life. In the process, one of our females got pretty beat up. She has scratches on her head and neck along with possibly loosing one of her eyes. It's been about a week. She started drinking about 2 days after the incident. I have not witnessed her eating yet. We have the male in a cage by the females but we are afraid to allow him to come in contact with the females, especially the injured one. Is there anything we can do for this poor battered female? Antibiotics or care to prevent infection?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She shouldn't need antibiotics unless she develops a wound infection, But I would use Vetericyn eye was or eye gel in her eye, but clean it with cotton and water first. Her scrapes can be treated with plain Neosporin or Bacitracin ointment. I would keep her separated until she begins to heal.
     
  3. Buckbuckbeck

    Buckbuckbeck Out Of The Brooder

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    What can I use to wash her? A baby soap? My husband says her eye looks infected. I haven't gotten too close to her since the incident. I figure 1 human handling her is enough to scare her. Can she stay with the other female or do I have to separate her too. She seems like she stays with the female. They have never been seperated since we got them at a week old.
     

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