Baby duck sneezing fluid?? Help!

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  1. Emilyshultzy

    Emilyshultzy Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched a welsh harlequin June 1 (4 days old). I've realized he's been sneezing and just today he's been sneezing clear watery fluid. Should I be worried? Most things I've read say take him to a vet but I can't afford that. Anyone know what could be wrong and how I can treat him?
     
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  2. emichels

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    Clean brooder, give clean water and make sure food is changed often. Keep warm. Add apple cider vinegar, about 2 tsp to 1/2 gallon to water. This will boost immune system.
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Does the duckling have a water cup deep enough to dunk it's head in? Ducks need to be able to blow out their nares in water to clean them and to rinse their eyes out...
     
  4. Emilyshultzy

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    I thought the water dish he had was deep enough but I found out it wasn't so I added a little dish it's deep enough water.
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Still sneezing? Any other issues? Alert, active and eating and drinking well?
     
  6. Emilyshultzy

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    @RavynFallen he is very alert, active, eats and drinks just like any other duckling. He has a deep enough dish now to dunk his head but still sneezing maybe a little less now.
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Might have had some uh... 'boogers' buildup inside his nares... as long as he is active, eating, drinking and otherwise well, I wouldn't worry too much... :)
     
  8. Emilyshultzy

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    @RavynFallen thank you!
     
  9. Ravynscroft

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    Very welcome! Glad to help!
     
  10. Emilyshultzy

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    @RavynFallen new problem has appeared, just today he has started drooling and almost looks like he is gagging.
     

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