Are these ducklings sick?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover101202, May 18, 2010.

  1. ducklover101202

    ducklover101202 Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed that my ducklings sneeze a lot. Is it normal for ducklings to sneeze a lot. They sneeze but are still are very active. The sneezing just worries me. One of the other ducklings, though when he poops it has white stuff in it...is that normal. They were all hatched from eggs by the way and always sneezed. Two are 6 days old and the other is 4 days old. The white in the poop worries me too.. is it normal?
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Poo is normal. Sneezing may be an indicator that they cannot wash out their bills. Have them swim in warm water every day and it should go away.
    Katharina
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Duckling have pretty tiny nostrils..it easy for them to become clogged or irritated by dust. Give them access to water they can dunk their whole face into and the sneezing should ease up. Ducks and chickens dont urinate like other animals - so there are urates in the poop. That is why it may look strange.
     

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