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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ben is a terror, May 30, 2011.

  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Songster

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    My duckling is 4 weeks old. 3 nights ago I saw what looked like a feather stuck to her eye I opened her eye wide and pulled out small feather it seemed to be stuck to her eyelid. Tonight it was back. there is a small bump inside her eyelid that it seems to be coming out of I pulled it out again. What is the matter with my little duck Should I keep taking it out? Now they are on both sides
     
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  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    Hmmmm sounds like trouble with her new feathers.

    I don't think ducks have eyelashes, but I do hope that someone can answer your question!
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    There is a condition known as inverted eyelids when the eyelid for whatever reason turns inward usually resulting in discomfort and irritation when the eyelashes rub up against the eye. Are the ducklings eyes goopy and sore looking? Does it look like that might be what's going on with it?
     
  4. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Songster

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    no goop or anything the photo is not very good

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  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    So are the feathers growing in/into the eye or are they just ending up there by bad luck? Do the lids look turned in at the edges?
     
  6. ben is a terror

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    The lid seems normal it just seems the feathers are growing down and in. Should I keep plucking them out? They are attached. She seems to be scratching that eye a bit.
     
  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You are definitely going to need to keep plucking those feathers out. They are going to cause problems in the future if you do not keep them plucked.

    Good luck.
     
  8. Xrmotochick

    Xrmotochick In the Brooder

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    I have a pullet that seems to have the same issue. Every three days or so her I will look a little crusty and we soak it with a wet washcloth and I pull a small feather out. The feather seems to be attached to the inner corner of her eyelid.... is this something that your duck grew out of as it got older or was it a continuing problem?
     

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