Adult Female Duck Open-Mouth Breathing

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  1. CLovesDucks

    CLovesDucks Smitten with Ducks

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    Hi friends!

    One of my adult fawn & white runners is open-mouth breathing, almost as if she’s panting. It’s warm today but the ducks have 24 hour access to the pond in their enclosure. Any thoughts?
     
  2. casportpony

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    Can you take a video, upload it YouTube or Vimeo then copy and paste the link here?
     
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  3. casportpony

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    This is panting
     
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  4. casportpony

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    This one is not panting:
     
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  5. CLovesDucks

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    Sorry for the grainy video. It’s courtesy of the coop cam. :)
     
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  6. CLovesDucks

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    It almost looks like she’s ‘quiet quacking’, but there isn’t any sound coming out.
     
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  7. PATOS

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    our ducks pant when it is hot!
     
  8. CLovesDucks

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    Could you take a look at the video I posted and let me know if it looks like Tay Tay’s?
     
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  9. Ducklover77

    Ducklover77 Chirping

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    I posted about the same thing not to long ago. I have Muscovies and I have a Drake that is constantly doing that but it's very hot outside ( I live in Florida) and they also have pond access. So I went out got a baby pool for my ducks and it helped out a lot. They won't get in it but they have been standing around the pool drinking our if it most of the day and it has helped a lot. I also have a hen that started doing it as well and she stopped after I got the pool. So just a suggestion doesn't hurt to give it a try :D
     
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  10. Ducklover77

    Ducklover77 Chirping

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    Yes mine does same thing it's definitely heat
     
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