red around base of duck beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rachele anne, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is 12 weeks old and was just put outside full time in his pen and coop a few days ago and now I'm. Noticing a pinkish red around where the beak and feathers meet what's wrong or what could it be???[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything else that you notice about your drake?
     
  3. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other then his voice being louder then my other drake no
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I think it is possible there has been some kind of irritation - does he stick his bill through a fence or something?

    I would dab the area with antibiotic cream - not greasy ointment - twice a day. Use the cream without painkiller.

    Also put a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per gallon of drinking water for a few days. Please keep us updated.

    Is it cold and dry where you are?

    And a dose of poultry vitamins in the water once every week or two ought not to hurt.
     
  5. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's humid and hot here I was thinking it was sunburn but I don't know if they get that ... I've never seen him stick his bill out the fence but I guess it's possible
     
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