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Poorly eye... may even have been pecked out
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Our poor duck Flappy has got a poorly eye - it's all closed up and weepy - and I'm not even sure the eye is still there <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' />



It seems worse today than yesterday, so thinking about trying to bathe it later. Any tips on what may be best? Was either going to use cooled boiled water or same with a touch of salt. Or would cold tea be any good?
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#2
Is it likely she caught it on a twig or a bramble or something? You might need to make sure there isn't anything in it - I would take her to the vet but it depends what your policy it. I should think for bahting it, Cold tea would be ok, should be sterile; cooled boiled water also. I wear contact lenses so have sterile saline to hand and usually use that. If you make some up, be careful not to make it too strong as it will sting and might do more damage. Good luck.
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#3
Don't panic, a warm saline solution has been recommended before. If you have some antiobiotic eye ointment you could use that. Your vet might let you have some suitable for chickens. I would think you would be very unlucky if the eye has been pecked out.
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#4
Warm saline and if it persists get some chloramphenicol eye ointment from chemist. Do not say it's for a duck, say it's for your husband!
If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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[quote name='chickenmum' date='24 July 2012 - 05:32 PM' timestamp='1343147546' post='262598']

Warm saline and if it persists get some chloramphenicol eye ointment from chemist. Do not say it's for a duck, say it's for your husband!

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What she said!! I had the same problem with one of my ducks last year, when I watched it turned out that she was turning her head when her drake was treading, and his bill was catching her eye. Like you, I was concerned that she'd lost the eye, but treatment with choloramphenicol ointment sorted it out. I did separate her until it healed up though, her OH just had to sit and pine on the other side of the fence! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
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#6
oh marvellous, thank you for the suggestions. Poor old Flappy, shes such a sweetie, I just want to give her a cuddle!
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#7
How is she today?

I use Brolene eye drops from the chemist.I just tell them its for Mrk9,he does have awful trouble with his eyes!!!!
Patterdales..there is no doubt they are addictive,therein lies the danger.While living with lots,you will grow poorer and stranger. dog run K9
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#8
[quote name='k9crystal' date='25 July 2012 - 08:36 AM' timestamp='1343201768' post='262621']

How is she today?

I use Brolene eye drops from the chemist.I just tell them its for Mrk9,he does have awful trouble with his eyes!!!!

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<img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> Hubby is going via chemist today for er, me <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' /> to get some eye stuff, but it sort of looks a bit better - yesterday it was quite weepy, but today it is drier - still all closed up and not very nice looking, but once we have the eye ointment will catch her later and have a bit of a better look. Thanking my lucky stars I'm not too squeamish with the recent maggot-bottomed cockerel and now this... happy days!
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