If you have a duck with a clogged oil gland, does it help to keep them inside where it is warmer? Have been doing warm compresses and watching it, but today it seems to be totally blocked and inflamed? Have been getting oil when I do the compresses and let him have a warm bath, but today nothing. Wondering if warmer environment would help. I had been checking it regularly and he seemed to have oil coming out, even though his feathers still appeared wet. But after the snow/wind/rain/no power for four days, it appears worse and cannot feel any oil in the gland area at all . Should I trim the feathers surrounding the gland away? Will continue with the warm compress and baths and follow directions in link to irrigate it (one hole on each side of oil gland correct?), but would bringing him in the house help. About 30-40 degrees outside and warmer in the duck house. High 20's at night. They have access to clean swimming water every other day - except when no power for last 5 days or below 30 degrees. Haven't let them in the pond when it was frozen, or left the warm water in the kiddie pools more than every other day when it is freezing. Cleaning the duck houses twice a day, and doing thorough cleaning with new bedding and washdown every weekend. New dry straw every day. Between bumblefoot and this, wondering what the heck I am doing wrong!. Have a friend of a friend who is getting baytril for Mildred's bumble foot. So will continue that treatment once I have the meds. Was told the whole flock had to be treated for the bumblefoot, so will be treating all six ducks with oral antibiotics (hopefully, this will help the oil gland as well). Feeling a little discouraged. After two weeks of treating the bumblefoot etc, just seems to be going from bad to worse.