Red around eye

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Nin8705, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Nin8705

    Nin8705 Songster

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    I have a female (I believe it’s a female Pekin) who’s eyes have red around it. It’s like a tight skin around the eye, like it’s the under eye tissue. It’s not runny, oozing or pussy or look prolapsed. None of the other ducks seem to have it either. Does anyone have any clue why it’s like this or what I should do? The one side is definitely worse than the other. We did just put them back with the chickens out in the barn. Everything seems to be going good between all of them
     

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  2. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Hey there, welcome to the forum

    Its pretty late now, the experts are usualy on around 8am, Theyll have some good advice

    Good luck with your cute duck
     
  3. Nin8705

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    Thanks, I wasn’t really sure when the best time was being that there’s so many people on here from all over the place
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Nothing is wrong with her eye. That's normal. :frow
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    That doesn't look normal to me or I haven't seen that on any of mine. Maybe something has it a little inflamed? If you go to the feed store there is a product called Terramycin eye ointment that can most likely help.
    Its like the eye lid is irritated.
    Can she dunk her head in water to clean her eyes? @Nin8705
     
  6. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    Yeah that doesn't look normal to me either. I've had red eyelids before that were irritated, but nothing like that. I use ACV in their water to help keep eyes and nostrils clean - I'd try the ointment @Miss Lydia recommends and then maybe put ACV in the water once a week going forward to keep the eyes clean.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Yes ACV at 1 Tab per gallon of water will not sting and can kill some bacteria. Its a great tonic too.
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Looks a little puffy to me, like the underlying tissue is stretching the skin around the eye.

    @staceyj any recommendations other than what has already been suggested?
     
  9. Jpat

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    Do all your ducks eyes look like that?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I agree with the others, does not look normal to me either. If mine I would try an eye ointment like terramycin.
     

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