- Jul 16, 2016
Poor Betty (1&1/2 yr old male peking duck) was attacked last summer by a coyote. (I named him Betty before his drake feathers had grown in and the name just stuck) He survived but lost an eye and has permanent equilibrium problems- as a result of head injuries. The sweet boy had finally adapted to having only partial vision in his remaining eye and mobility issues. He was shunned by the rest of the ducks but was able to be among them & sleep in the coop with them. As if he weren't pitiful enough he was attacked again the night before last and has lost his other eye- so now he's completely blind! I'm heart sick over his condition. I don't mind doing whatever it is he needs regardless of inconvenience- but I wonder if he will be capable of adapting yet again to now being totally blind. He's greviously wounded but seems likely to survive. I have no idea what to do for him. The thought of him alone and blind is heartbreaking. Has anyone had experience with caring for a duck blinded as an adult?