Pekin Duck's beak had strange red bump and red line....

missyshawn

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Hi! I have a sweet little 4 week old Pekin duck. He suddenly has this weird red area on the side of his beak. It doesn't wipe off and the inside of his beak/mouth appears to be fine. Adding a picture for a visual. Any ideas? All help would be so appreciated. Love this little guy so much!

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missyshawn

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Sep 21, 2014
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I'm sorry I thought I attached my picture last night. Picture is attached to main post and to this one. Thank you for responding, Sfraker!

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Amiga

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How odd! Could he have gotten into some ink?

My next thought is, could he have an impact injury? Did something snap on his bill?

I would put a little apple cider vinegar in the drinking water - a tablespoon per gallon, for three or four days (if you use a galvanized waterer, get a plastic bucket or stainless steel, since galvanized will leach metal if the pH gets too low).

And keep an eye on it. Has it changed color? Blood often darkens pretty soon.

Hmmmm.
 

missyshawn

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Sep 21, 2014
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Madison GA
@Amiga no, he didn't get into any ink.

Oddly enough it has darkened (see pic below) but it is also fading some. So maybe it's blood underneath? Not sure of any impacts he would have had. He shares a space with 4 other ducklings his size and they all have more than adequate space - but they run around and play with each other a good bit - not sure if something happened that I didn't see. If it is blood - will the apple cider vinegar mix still be helpful?

Definitely keeping an eye on him. He seems fine and doesn't seem to be bothered by it but it worries me. Thank you for the advice and for responding! Much appreciated!

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