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Do ducks pant like chickens or is is something else?

post #1 of 7
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The ducks are open mouth kinda pant looking thing. not all the time but off and on and mostly when the settle for the night in the brooder.
Are they snoring? Panting? mouth breathing??? I just don't know....

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post #2 of 7

Ducks can pant, but you see it in babies more than adults.  You said they are in a brooder do you have a heat lamp?  You may want to move it away a little  they may be a little hot and you don't notice it when they are on the move.


Maybe someone else will come along that can give you a better answer.

Julie

post #3 of 7

Sounds like they are too warm.

Amy

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post #4 of 7

They sound like they are too warm

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post #5 of 7
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Thanks I moved the light a bit further away and they are fine now I figured it was that they were to warm but thought I would check here I am new to ducks and wasn't sure ...  idunno

Thanks so much!!!bow
Every one on here is so helpful and I just wanted you ALL to know it is appreciated.

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post #6 of 7

My buff/khaki mutt Uno does this. A little play time in the sprinkler takes care of it.

(She is the brown one in this video big_smile )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1II1xSnfmo

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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #7 of 7

How old are your ducks, and where is the brooder? If they are over 1 or 2 weeks and indoors, they shouldn't need a light at all. Mine didn't have a light inside after their first week, and they were fine. I had 2 1-week-olds and 1 2-day-old in the same brooder. The 2-day-old never had heat, other than its broodermates' body heat. They were in the spare bedroom, and all were fine.

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