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post #11 of 19
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The male duckling I was worried about has stopped squeaking, but now he makes a noise that kind of sounds like a hiccup. It sounds like there's something going on with his throat. Are there any diseases/disorders of the throat that young ducks might get?
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Little Byrd View Post

The male duckling I was worried about has stopped squeaking, but now he makes a noise that kind of sounds like a hiccup. It sounds like there's something going on with his throat. Are there any diseases/disorders of the throat that young ducks might get?

 

Has his voice already changed? Male ducks do have voice changes.

post #13 of 19
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Has his voice already changed? Male ducks do have voice changes.
Yes, he is 10 weeks old. It's a different sound from the typical drake noise. It's a gaspy "hihh hihh" sound.
Edited by Little Byrd - 1/28/16 at 4:02pm
post #14 of 19

I'm sorry, I'm not sure. I don't own ducks. :idunno

post #15 of 19
Does it look like he is having trouble breathing? I recall reading about a worm that attaches itself in the throat but I can't remember what it's called.
post #16 of 19
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Does it look like he is having trouble breathing? I recall reading about a worm that attaches itself in the throat but I can't remember what it's called.

gape worm. but not sure a 10 week old would have them. or a duckling I had a roo get them. My roo lost his voice completely.

 

@Little Byrd    does your duckling have plenty of water to drink always deep enough to dunk their heads into? They can get respiratory infections from wet moldy bedding too. Can you upload a video that would help.

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post #17 of 19
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Well, good news! Whatever was going on with my duckling seems to have passed. He sounds and behaves normally now.

I cleaned out their coop (the bedding was very soggy, but no mold), put in fresh bedding, raised the coop onto bricks to allow drainage, and loaded all the ducks up with vitamin c. Something I did worked, or maybe he just recovered on his own smile.png
post #18 of 19

Awesome! I'm so glad. :thumbsup

post #19 of 19

:thumbsupAwesome!!!  @Little Byrd


Edited by Miss Lydia - 1/30/16 at 4:22am

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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