HELP! My gosling has red swollen eye

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by treehouse, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 30, 2008
    North Dallas
    I bought some new ducks from tractor supply and I already had my goslings. I did notice that there were a few ducks that had swollen eyes and looked almost blind when I was there the week before. But this was a new batch so I thought I would be safe. Well NOW my geese have this disease! What is it and how can I get rid of it. Her face and head are swelling too!
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Sorry I can't help if it is really a disease. Waterfowl MUST have clean water that they can dip there whole head into throughout life. They will make a mess but otherwise you are almost bound to to have eye problems. TSC probably used chick waterers which aren't good enough for waterfowl.
     
  3. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have given them all a bath and filled up the kiddie pool and placed that in their enclosure area.
    This morning after rinsing his/her eye with saline yesterday a few times, her eye is open and she is doing much better. I try to always keep lots of fresh water in with them but I also know that they can drown very easily as well, so It has to be a fine balance.

    from what I read you can rinse with boric acid mixture or saline
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    They very seldom drown. If they can't get out of the water they get chilled and the chill kills them. Rewarming can often bring a "drowned" bird back to life. everything just slows down when they are chilled and you need to get them warm to bring them back.
     

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