Help! Duckling with wound on head!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CracyLee, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. CracyLee

    CracyLee New Egg

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    I work at a feed store, and yesterday I received a shipment of 50 ducklings. When I put them into their temporary home I noticed one of them had a small brown smudge on his head. I thought it was just a lil ducky poo from shipment, but when my co-worker went to wipe him off, she noticed there was actually a little hole there. We separated him for his safety, and put one of the smallest runts in with him so he wouldn't get too lonely. I put "PoultryAid" on the spot and he seems to be doing ok. But it still looks pretty bad. Is there anything else I should do for him? Any ideas what it is? Is it a worm?
    I looked through some books and couldn't really find anything that matched up with this lil guy.
    Thanks in advance to anyone with ides for me!
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  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally I wouldn't worry to much. Mine have looked that before and it was a just a small wound. Looks like it may have gotten a little infected. Just clean it off with some peroxide or something and keep antibiotics on it . Good Luck!
     
  3. CracyLee

    CracyLee New Egg

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    Thank You! [​IMG]
     
  4. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not at all! Let us know how things turn out!
     
  5. CracyLee

    CracyLee New Egg

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    will do!
     

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