Poor Blind month old duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducky 13, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had ducklings hatch about a month ago, everything seemed fine until I noticed our white duckling falling over and bumping into things about a week ago. I have her inside and she can't see at all, I waved my hands right in front of her eyes and she didn't move her head whatsoever. She has a hard time finding the food and water without the other ducks help. She wasn't blind until about a week ago. I'm thinking of keeping her inside until it gets better. Or keeping her inside for good. What should I do?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If at all possible a good duck vet could help.

    Sometimes ducklings are blind - I am not familiar with all the reasons. It could be special nutritional needs (not blaming you - some ducklings just seem to need more of something than most of the rest). Or there could be a congenital problem, or injury involved.

    Blind ducks often do okay - Using something that makes noise to direct them to food and water may be an important first step. Special needs ducks can bring much joy, from many stories I have read.

    I would give some poultry vitamins once a week and see if there is any improvement.

    @ducky 13
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2015
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  3. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps


    Alright thank you, she seems to be eating fine, I help her find water. She gets picked on a lot though, so I am going to bring her inside when I have everything she needs
     

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