Call Ducklings Nostrils

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tia, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. tia

    tia Songster

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    Just hatched 7 call ducks. They are 1 week old. Their nostrils don't seem to be real developed. I'm not sure if they are blocked or just not too big. Can anyone explain or shed some light on this? Thank you! I will try to post a picture.
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  2. GracieJ

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    Looks fine to me. They’ll get bigger.
     
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    Their nostrils look fine! You have a really adorable duckling, there! :love
     
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  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    No worries, those are Call nares... :D ;)

    The inner part around their nares is very flexible, it kind of expands if they need to open the a bit more, if that makes sense...

    But also, size-wise, they just won't be as big as standard sized duck nares...
     
  6. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    Precious little face.
     
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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    If Your providing water deep enough to keep nares IMG_0239.JPG clear they should be okay..
     

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