Ducks beak peeling and bleeding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Oli95, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Oli95

    Oli95 Hatching

    Nov 30, 2014
    My drakes beak has been peeling/flaking for a couple of weeks now and i thought it was a normal thing to happen but today i noticed blood where the new and old beak meet and a lump which looks quite painful.
    I was wondering if anyone knows what it is thats causing this to happen?
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Songster

    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    Is he hydrated enough ?

    Maybe put more calcium and vitamins in his diet, the vitamins that strengthen his feathers will also help his beak
  3. Oli95

    Oli95 Hatching

    Nov 30, 2014
    Yes, he has two ponds that he can drink from and a tub of water in his coop so i dont think dehydration is a problem

    What are the best vitamin and calcium supplement to feed him and where do i get them from? raising a duck is a new thing for me :)
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    If you can get Poultry Nutri drench is the best stuff around I think. covers alot. Could he have injured his bill? you could also try putting some antibiotic ointment on it but you'd have to do it at night so he didn't wash it off. triple antibiotic or neosporin are good ones, nothing with pain relief in it. Some ACV in their drinking water has healing properties in it 1-2 Tabs to 1 gal of water. don't do the ACV if your using vitamins though. or do it on days you don't do the vitamins. my gander had cut his bill somehow and I used just the ACV in his drinking water healed up pretty fast. Your duck may have a vitamin diff though and need the vitamins more.

    Welcome to BYC
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    That does look like an injury- I would go with Miss Lydia's suggestions - some vitamins, and some topical antibiotics. Even oral antibiotics may be needed at this point. A vet is a good idea, and at the same time I understand it doesn't always work out that we can get a vet's help.
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Forgot to say TSC carries Nutri Drench and other poultry vitamins too.

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