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Need some help! Please not sure if something wrong or not!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenlady08, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I am new to ducks and my 2 little Khaki Campbell ducks have just graduated to the outside shed out of the weather and away from the chickens and geese. Does anyone think that there is something wrong with their eyes. Looks like around the eye it kinda looks bare. Is this normal and I hope you can see it in these pictures. Let me know if you can't and I will try to take more close up pictures tonight. Thanks for looking:)) They are almost 5 1/2 weeks old this weekend.



    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010

  2. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    Kildare, Wisconsin
    Nah, if there's no crust or discharge coming from the eyes and they're otherwise healthy, don't worry about it.

    When my ducklings are in that gangly stage where they're shedding their baby fuzz and getting adult feathers in, they tend to scratch some of the baby fuzz on their heads off, especially around the eyes. It must be itchy! [​IMG]
  3. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:Thank you Annarie. I am one of those worriers and tend to make something out of nothing, but I like to air on the side of caution. I will probably have an ulcer later in life. lol

    Thanks again
  4. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Yup, losing their baby fuzz.. Mine always look like that when they start growing in their feathers. As long as they are acting fine, they are ok. My adult female is molting for the first time, and she looks like that too around the eyes. So, you can expect that later on too [​IMG]
  5. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:Thanks for the fast response. I wasn't going to get ducks until next Spring but the kids really wanted them (I did to, but I haven't had time to do alot of reading to find out the different things that go on)

    Thanks again.

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