injured duck...blood in nasal vents

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newchickontheblock, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. newchickontheblock

    newchickontheblock In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2007
    Our 3 year old Pekin duck scrapped with a stray cat today. Puncture wounds on both sides of head and left eye swollen shut. She seems to be ok otherwise. I put antibiotic ointment on the wounds and eye the best I could. I am concerned that her nasal vents are plugged with dried blood. She has a kiddie pool and has bathed just a little bit. Should I let her work out the dried blood or should I try to clear the vents myself? Lost Mr. Duck last week...there is a bounty on the cat.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    Cats have nasty claws and can spread disease, I think I'd try to get some kind of antibiotic for your duck. can you put her into a nice warm bath then she can clean out his nares. you have to be very careful what kind of meds you give to water fowl, but I believe Baytril is safe to use... I just ordered some to have on hand for my ducks. I ordered from

    hope your duck heals nicely, and hope you get that cat..

    if she won't clean her own then I think maybe you should try being thats how they breathe
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: