Itchy duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ferfer78, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. ferfer78

    ferfer78 New Egg

    Dec 16, 2015
    [​IMG] my ducks eyes look kind of swollen or matted and she seems to be itching alot. ive posted a video if anyone has ideas on how i can help her i would appreciate it.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    It says to please sign in to view this video
  3. ferfer78

    ferfer78 New Egg

    Dec 16, 2015
    That's weird that it would say that. My duck scratches at her head frequently and her eyes look kind matted/swollen around the edges but so far she seems to be able to see okay. I was told it could be due to not enough swimming water but would that cause her head to itch too ?
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Is she an only duck or is there a drake? If she's being grabbed by a drake that could cause some eye and head injuries.

    If she cannot wash her head, then she could get an infection in her eyes, ears, sinuses, and yes that would cause scratching and swelling.

    A mild saline solution rinse three or four times a day for a few days may help.

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