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Ducks mouth is open as if he's panting

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My ducklings are about 3 weeks old and outside in a pen with a heat lamp at night time. I have a duck that is breathing fast and has it's mouth open. I'm not sure if it's catching bugs. Or sick?

Help please?
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Do they have a way to get out from under the heat lamp? They may be too hot.
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Mother of 2, homeschool, have 2 Red Stars, 2 BB, 2 EE, and 2 RR. 1 2 yr old naughty chocolate labĀ  puppy, 1 14 yr old cockerspaniel. Check out my new blog on keeping chickens, gardening, and growing antique roses in the south at www.hennypennyrosecottage.blogspot.com
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Yes. They do. They have a very large pen and there are shadows all in the pen. It's 10 feet by 6.

When I picked him up he stopped. Hopefully he just wanted bugs.
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My two khakis do that with there mouths also don't know why but they are fine,they are nine weeks old now and still do it now and then ?
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