HELP Baby LuLu, my Muscovy!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GhogKilla, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. GhogKilla

    GhogKilla Out Of The Brooder

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    My baby Muscovy had a little irratated spot on her neck last night. We thought it was from her little water dish so we swapped it out. Well today it seema to be getting worse! I put Neosporin on it. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance! Ami
     

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Either she's rubbing it on something or one of her brooder mates is attacking her. Is there anything she could be catching herself on? I'd also recommend separating her into a brooder with just one of the other, most docile, ducklings until she heals up.
     
  3. GhogKilla

    GhogKilla Out Of The Brooder

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    She is actually all alone. I dont see anything she could be rubbing on just maybe her own nibbling.
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    With where that is located, she couldn't reach that to nibble on herself... is there wire mesh in her brooder? A hole she could stick her head through? Got pics of her brooder? Maybe we might see something missed...

    Looks just like a little Call I had who got its front end stuck in a hole of a plastic basket I used to separate a broody and her babies...
     
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  5. GhogKilla

    GhogKilla Out Of The Brooder

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    NOW IT HAS SPREAD UP HER FACE!!! Def not am injury as it is spreading!
     

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  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    It still could be an injury if the thing she is rubbing on hasn't been removed and whatever is causing it is still available to her. Can you please post a picture of her entire brooder? Worst case scenario it lets us rule out her injuring herself and we can think of other causes, best case scenario we figure out exactly what is happening and can tell you to fix it.
     
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  7. Ravynscroft

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you clean all the Neosporin off and post pictures of it all clean?
     
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  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    I had a chick once that scratched her own neck raw with her foot. It was like some nervous condition.

    Also maybe look closely for any mites, lice, etc?

    Super cute little one though, I hope you fix him up.
     
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  10. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    If you're using a homemade waterer, such as what is pictured below and the hole is too small, the 'ling could be scraping itself up.

    byc duck waterer.jpg
     

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