Can ducks develop hoarseness?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WannaBeHillBilly, Oct 17, 2018.

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  1. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Songster

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    Hi Friends,

    i just let the ducks out after the first cold night here in WV and noticed that Donald my drake somehow sounds hoarse. I don't know how to describe it, if the ladies say »QUAAACKWAAAKWAAK«, Donald was more like »RRASPRRASPRRASP« and now he sounds like »RRASPRRASPRRASP«. He's saying the same things, just much quieter and it sounds like he has a cold.
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    A change in their voice can be a sign of a respiratory infection. If he were mine I would watch him closely for other signs of respiratory infection.
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I don't think it's anything to worry about...
     
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  4. WannaBeHillBilly

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    Thank's for the answers! His nostrils are free and no secretion. I had them in the other fenced area during the last two days, so they were better protected from the cold wind. Donald was rasping at normal volume today, so i thing he may has overdone bewitching the girls...
    :lau
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    You could pick up some VetRX next time your at the feed store to have in their med chest. It's like Vicks except for poultry. Don't ever think unusual rasping is normal but we don't want to over worry either best thing to just observe and if symptoms were to change then act. We just have to know out birds. And I am sure you do. Since you picked up that little change from normal.
     
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  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing

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    forget all the advice from above..
    when drakes mature, they do not QUACK like the females do.. their voices do sound like they are hoarse.. it is natural.
    don't worry about it..
     
  7. MattCopeland

    MattCopeland Chirping

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I believe the OP knows the difference between drake and duck voice I was under the impression it was something different than his normal horse raspyness:idunno
     
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing

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    OK then, I'll just quietly back out and you can handle it from here..
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    X2.
     

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