Eye crust

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by amalthea222, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. amalthea222

    amalthea222 Just Hatched

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    My one male duck has crust around both eyes. My females are fine. I just noticed the crust today. It is winter and they are inside. They do have a heated water bowl that they can dunk their heads in as well. It is just headed as to not freeze. What is the crust?
     
  2. amalthea222

    amalthea222 Just Hatched

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    He is a mallard cross.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do his eyes appear to be irritated or inflamed ?
     
  4. amalthea222

    amalthea222 Just Hatched

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    No. Just a crust. No pus or swelling.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Could be a very mild infection that's causing some exudates, maybe. Or could be something like - he found an old bag that's got the dust from feed in it and he's been poking around in there and getting the dust stuck to his eyelids....

    Can you offer a small vessel he can swim in for a little bit? See if that helps? I suppose you could try some mild saline drops - if it's a minor infection that may knock it out.
     
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  6. amalthea222

    amalthea222 Just Hatched

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    He can swim in the water bowl. He actually does swim in there. I may let them outside a bit before it snows soon.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Good! I would try just a little mild saline eye drops twice a day.
     
  8. amalthea222

    amalthea222 Just Hatched

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    I will pick some up today. Thank you for your advice. I was pretty worried. I will get saline today.
     

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