What can I do?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Buckbuckbeck, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Buckbuckbeck

    Buckbuckbeck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, this is my first time raising ducks. I had 4 Khaki Campbells. I had 2 males and 2 females. Recently, we believe our males battled and one lost his life. In the process, one of our females got pretty beat up. She has scratches on her head and neck along with possibly loosing one of her eyes. It's been about a week. She started drinking about 2 days after the incident. I have not witnessed her eating yet. We have the male in a cage by the females but we are afraid to allow him to come in contact with the females, especially the injured one. Is there anything we can do for this poor battered female? Antibiotics or care to prevent infection?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  3. Buckbuckbeck

    Buckbuckbeck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!! we were doing so good until last week! My poor babies.
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]





    I have had Kaki Campbell dusk for 20 years and never had any such problems this is rare but they are really a sweet duck to have in the yard so I have to ask if something else could not have gotten at them ...
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  6. Buckbuckbeck

    Buckbuckbeck Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as we know, we don't think anything could have gotten into them. They are in a closed up coop. The male was fully intact with a small scratch to the head. There was no bite marks or blood anywhere. But the female has a patch of feathers missing from the top of her head, possibly an eye missing and some small scratches around the head and neck area. She doesn't pick her head up but can. There are chickens with the ducks but they cannot get to each other. They are on different levels and separated by dividers. We are at a loss.





    I have had Kaki Campbell dusk for 20 years and never had any such problems this is rare but they are really a sweet duck to have in the yard so I have to ask if something else could not have gotten at them ...
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (even though I've had a few), but definitely post on our Duck link that NorthFlChick left with you and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]please do post on the er thread so you will know how to care for your injured hen.
     
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  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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