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I have a 2 day old duckling that i hatched from my personal flock. This is my first time hatching and I have one that is gasping for air and wheezing. He is still active but do not know what to do. Was fine this morning. I have a video I can email but it won't let me upload
post #2 of 8

Maybe his nostrils are plugged up... try putting him in a sink/bathtub full of warm water, ducks often get food stuck in their noses :) they are silly that way ;P

also, can he stick his whole bill into his waterer?

 

hope this will help! :hugs 

 

P.S. my ducks make weird breathing sounds too! deep water seems to help :)


Edited by TroyerGal - 4/3/16 at 5:31pm
 
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post #3 of 8
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Can I email you a video
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um... i don't know if i would be comfortable giving my email out :) try to upload to Youtube or try a different browser... sorry:idunno

 
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post #5 of 8

Just a thought... you could try to PM me, maybe that would work?

 
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post #6 of 8

:DBTW, i will be praying for your duckie :)


Edited by TroyerGal - 4/3/16 at 5:42pm
 
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post #7 of 8
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Ok I figured out how to post on you tube

http://youtu.be/NdLQa1HnRDg
post #8 of 8

I am wondering if the little one has something stuck in the throat.

 

I would get a shallow pan of water at brooder temperature (paint roller pans or baking pans work well for ducklings this young), give the little some time splashing in the water - perhaps that will clear it.

 

They can get respiratory infections, but I figure we can start with trying to deal with the simple stuff first, like a dry throat or stuffed up nares.

 

Remember to supervise constantly when they're in water and not let them stay in more than 5 or 10 minutes.

 

Any sign that he or she has been trying to eat the bedding?  My Runners tried to eat shavings, so I brooded them on old towels.  Silly birds.


Edited by Amiga - 4/3/16 at 8:12pm

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