Does my duckling have an eye infection?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ecrewe, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Ecrewe

    Ecrewe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four Pekin/ runner ducklings who are being looked after by a silkie hen. Recently my ducklings have begun to develop dark, matted feathers around their eyes. I'm not sure whether they have an eye infection or if they are simply getting dirty. Please help. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Ecrewe

    Ecrewe Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. SlipperyGoose

    SlipperyGoose Just Hatched

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    That's interesting... His eyes look healthy to me. The don't look swollen, no discharge (even though the hair is matted) it's not like green gunk coming from his eye. Have you smelled it? Do his eyes smell bad or anything? If they're acting normal as well, I wouldn't worry too much right now.

    Could they be exposed to any fine particulates anywhere that could be irritating their eyes enough to make them water?
     
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  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  5. chickens really

    chickens really True BYC Addict

    How cute....It is fine...Just tiny eye feathers growing in....Just wait till they start growing all the feathers....too cute...You will really worry then....Haha! Kidding!

    Cheers
     
  6. Ecrewe

    Ecrewe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all your help. I've cleaned of the dirt and they look fine now. I think I will make a deeper water container so they can wash their whole head.
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    That's a good idea... :)
     

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