Muscovy adult duck with one eye shut

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Stuart36, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Stuart36

    Stuart36 New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a 8 month old Muscovy duck (girl) who is keeping one of her eyes closed a lot of the time. She can open it when she wants to for example whenever I go out to check on her but most of the time it is shut.

    I only have 6 ducks (which I keep as spoilt pets) and they have 2 small paddling pools in their pen and one outside it to play and wash in which I clean regularly. She has been like this for about 5 days and I have cleaned the pools out everyday and locked the drakes out so she can get preference in the clean water.

    Finally I have taken her and put her in our bath in the house in clean warm water a few times and made sure she had a good wash. Whilst she was in the bath I had a look at her eye and it looks fine.

    She is eating and exploring with the other ducks and whenever she goes in the clean water she has a good flap and seems to enjoy herself.

    Any idea what the problem could be.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. It sounds like you are doing as much as possible for her eye. There are some more experienced duck experts over on the duck forum here where you may also want to copy and paste your post: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Thanks, Eggcessive, I agree it sounds like @Stuart36 is doing the right things . . . it is possible there is a tiny bit of something in there, irritating her. I would continue with opportunities to rinse it out, and watch carefully. Any signs of foaming are a warning that infection could be beginning, from anything I have read.
     
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