Eye infection on 3 wk duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GavinAF, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. GavinAF

    GavinAF In the Brooder

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    I posted on here a few weeks back about one of my ducklings missing an eye and since then I've noticed it getting progressively worse in appearance but I would clean it up and so would she/he when swimming however I'm worried about it. I'm planning on taking it to the vet if that's something I should do but I thought I'd get some opinions here in the mean time. (Currently 3 1/2 weeks old) Posted this in another section but also posted here to be more specific.
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  2. GavinAF

    GavinAF In the Brooder

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    Today I was inspecting her/him and I'm starting to think it's not an infection but their just losing the 'hair' on it's head...which doesn't help me understand what's going on at all
     
  3. Khota

    Khota Songster

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    Is the duck scratching its face? That'd explain the missing feathers. I'm really thinking this baby may really need a trip to the vet as you thought.
     
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  4. GavinAF

    GavinAF In the Brooder

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    The only time I've witnessed the duck scratching it's face is when we put them in the water. Here's a picture from tonight after their 'bath'. I'm looking into vets hoping to find one that isn't too far even though I'll do the drive
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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I believe it's time for a Vet visit...Best wishes..
     
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  6. How many ducklings does this duck live with? My guess right now would be that it is getting picked on but I do not know the environment it is in.
     
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