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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4everacres, Dec 19, 2014.
can anyone give me a clue what this could be? is it an emergency? anything I can do for her at home?
You may want to get a clearer picture and post on the duck thread also which is here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
What are you seeing around the eye? Feather loss, drainage, or swelling? Are there any respiratory signs? Could she have been pecked? I'm not familiar with ducks but Amiga or Miss Lydia and others may be along to help you soon. Mycoplasma (MG) is a respiratory disease that you can read about in this link: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
Could be an injury and - or infection, I would start with misting with Vetericyn or saline solution four times a day, making sure there is a container of water with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar per gallon that she can rinse her face in.
I would give her poultry vitamins once a week for now.
A vet would be a good idea if it is possible.
There is also Vetericyn eye gel. If it feels warm, seems infected, I would get some bacitracin cream and carefully wipe a tiny bit around the skin around the eye.
thank you! I've put ac vinegar in their water, and ordered some vetericyn. I'll let you know how it goes!
Great! Please feel free to join us over on the Duck Forum. Many bright, dedicated, fun duck people there. And I just want to add - there are terrific folks in all the various animal-type-based forums. Some lovely chicken keepers I've met here on the Emergency forum.