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Sick duckling??? Help!

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I hatched a welsh 4 days ago and since then he's been sneezing a couple times a day, today he sneezed a watery clear fluid. What is wrong with him and how can I treat it?
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Does he have water that he can dip his whole bill into to clean his nostrils?

NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

Reply
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I take glass bowl with tight fitting plastic lid. I cut two holes in lid about inch? in diameter, big enough to let duckling get head in water. Ducks and geese have to have water deep enough to dip whole head into and keep clean.

You see two holes in plastic lid with a quarter coin for scale. I like the heavy glass since filled with water the ducklings or goslings can't tip over. Remember that unless raised by momma duck or goose the babies don't have oil on feathers and can't repel water. There is a great book on waterfowl by Holderaud (my spelling is not correct) that is well worth price.
Safehaven Farm, Dandridge, TN, USA
Home sweet home to David & Donna Raybon, George the LGD, Jersey cattle, ADGA Nubian dairy goats, Ameracaunas, American & English Buff Orpingtons, French Black (&Blue) Copper Marans, Barred Rock, Austrolorp poultry and one bossy BB Red Bantam house rooster named Poppy
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Safehaven Farm, Dandridge, TN, USA
Home sweet home to David & Donna Raybon, George the LGD, Jersey cattle, ADGA Nubian dairy goats, Ameracaunas, American & English Buff Orpingtons, French Black (&Blue) Copper Marans, Barred Rock, Austrolorp poultry and one bossy BB Red Bantam house rooster named Poppy
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After watching him drink I don't think it's deep enough, I'll see it trying that will solve his sneezing! Thank you!
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