Duckling can't open his eyes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lina500, May 28, 2016.

  1. lina500

    lina500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got a new Muscovy duckling that hatched last night and it can't open its eyes. I tried using a wet q-tip and can open his eyes with that, but then the snap back shut and he doesn't seem to be able to open them himself. Any suggestions?
     
  2. lina500

    lina500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nevermind. I thought he was older than he was, and after a few hours he perked up and opened his eyes.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Whew! How are things today?
     
  4. lina500

    lina500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two Muscovy ducklings hatched and are doing well. Another duckling, possibly Pekin, was ALMOST there and I think got stepped on in the nest and died. One reason why a heavy, clumsy goose might not be a great choice for hatching ducklings.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    That's to bad, however it happens ... is the mama receiving them well? if so, look at that and move on. Sadly, things happen. Love to see the new babies!

    Glad the eyes are okay. I keep Poly for eyes around, it works great on ducklings(and sheep lol, and people)
     
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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Thanks for the update!
     

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