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Fungus like stuff around vent New Pictures (Pretty Gross)UPDATE

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tia, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I picked my duck up to dry her off after a swim and I think there is something wrong with her vent. It is brown, dry and crusty, kind of like a scab or when people have real dry chapped lips. I don't know what to do. I put her back into the water hoping a longer swim might loosen it up... any ideas of what is going on here. I will check my other female ducks. Please help if you know what is happening.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011
  2. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    My other ducks are fine.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    maybe you can try clenaing it off with some warm, slightly soapy water? it could be a build up of poo around the vent or she may have prolapsed and you're seeing it sticking out and it's been that way for a little bit and gotten dried out and scabbed.
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    One of our ducks died yesterday with a uterine prolapse that sounds much like what you described. By the time I realized there was something wrong there was nothing I could do to save her. Here's a good short thread found here at BYC that may be of some help. Keep us updated.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=10302
     
  5. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I soaked her last night and again tonight. I got some natural honey and put it on her. I thought I might try giving her another bath later tonight or first thing in the morning. It almost looks like some sort of fungus growing around the vent. Anyone see anything like that before. She curled up on my lap and watched American Idol with me after her bath... she is so sweet.
     
  6. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I know its kind of hard... But any chance of a photo?? Just asking as it sounds like one of those things that most people would have seen or heard of before- and a little hard to picture from your description. It certainly has had me thinking about possibilities since I saw this thread last night.
     
  7. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    My camera is at school, but I will bring it home tomorrow and take a picture. I hope she is okay. She is eating and seems lively enough.
     
  8. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I am curious to see what the honey does. I would have never thought of using it.
     
  9. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Is she pooping?
     
  10. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    She is pooping. I put her in for a soak and of course that is the first thing she does.... several times. Doesn't seem runny either.
     

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