My beautiful runner hen had what seemed to be a peck above her eye. A few days ago it looked like her eyes were running because of this little scab over her right eye. The stuff that ran down her face had hardened and so I tooke her in and I put warm compresses on them and got off what I could. It left some baldish spots even tho the stuff was gooey by the time I peeled it back. I put terramycin on the eye peck and I rubbed bluecote or that violet stuff over the skin where the goo had been hardened. so today I noticed that it seemed to have that stuff worse and possibly it had been pecked again....but now that Ive had a good close look at it, Im worried that it wasnt a peck at all; maybe its something else. Im going to post pics here. What I did was to put neosporin ointment on the lower hardened goo, and I put terramycin all over both eyes. You'll see that the left eye is just bare from where the goop came off, but there is goop hardened on her face again. If you look at the pic where Im pushing the eye a bit with my thumb, I put a circle around this area where the top of the cut lifts to expose a hole that goes into her head under her skin. She has been laying and is acting fine...but Im worried because this thing seems to be getting worse. I hate to bring her inside because she and her sister are very close, and they are terribly messy.... I dont know alot about ducks so I wanted to hesitate before I did anything further and ask the experts about what antibiotic one might use for this. I believe that I have some tylan in the fridge, and I have the water type of antibiotics. I have some silver cream and granulex, and a bunch of stuff for bumblefoot in chickens...but since Im not that familiar with ducks I thought I would run this past you and see what you think. I hope someone here can help... I kept thinking that this was some sort of flesh eating bacteria because of how bad she looks so quickly...it seems like its just been a couple of days, and I treated as soon as I saw it. They arent swimming now (I put a heater in their pool and they rejected it even tho it was an ok cool temp) They drink alot and I always give them dishes of water...they are into everything and are free ranging with a couple of heritage turkeys and my flock of chickens. The only big thing has been that we are having a mite problem that I have been treating...and its pretty icky. I dont see any mites on the ducks and they had some pour on eprinex with the flock a few weeks ago (which is why I am surprised to see that they have decided to set up little kingdons beneath the vents of all my chickens) I dusted tyhe entire flock and I have put the chemical dust and DE around....thats about all of the info I have. This duck will be a year old in spring and has been very happy and interactive. I keep their area very clean and clean it every day. I hope she makes it because I really, really love her, as does her sister. Note that the black areas are very hard goo that I have covered with ointment to try to soften them overnight. In one pic you can see the discharge coming from the eye. It looks a little bubbly but for the most part, what is coming out is clear. left side: right side"