dizzy ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rachjrob, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. rachjrob

    rachjrob New Egg

    Jan 27, 2013
    Hi everyone,

    we live on a farm and breed Moscovey Ducks.

    There is a disease effecting the ducklings which causes a watery ring around the eye and or glassy eye.

    They lose balance and we have unfortunately lost a fair few.

    Does anyone know what this is and how to stop it?

    THere water is changed daily and they have lots of room.

    Please help!

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Heres a link to common duck diseases but i didn't read anything there with the symptoms you described, so sorry for your losses, putting some ACV into their water daily can help boost the immune system 1Tab. to 1 gallon of water, also poultry vitamins I always give these when ducklings or chicks first hatch. I use Poultry Nutri Drench but there are others, making sure bedding is fresh and not damp or smelly [which is hard with ducks] but very important. Are you giving them fresh feed appropriate for ducklings? sometimes feed can be moldy. Hopefully someone else can help out .
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Have they gotten into something toxic? If so a flush may help - instructions are in the stickies section.

    It may be a virus, in which case cleaning their housing and environment might help, as well as doing all you can to boost their immune systems - vitamins, electrolytes, probiotics, ACV . . . .

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