Choking Duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Born A Duck Lover, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Born A Duck Lover

    Born A Duck Lover Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my ducklings from Metzer farms today, and they were all happy and healthy. [​IMG] However, one of the ducklings(a White Crested, btw) has its head tilted up and appears to be trying to swallow. It drinks plenty of water, but it seems to have a sort of mucous in its mouth. So my question is: Do I need to do anything for it and, if so, what? I had the same thing happen with one of my ducklings before, but that was seven years ago and I've forgotten what I did! [​IMG] I do know it turned out just fine, but I'd still like to know what's going on. I wouldn't wish to have my little duckling choke to death. Kind of worrisome. [​IMG]
     
  2. QuackSurgeon

    QuackSurgeon New Egg

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    I got my ducks from Metzer 3 weeks ago and one of the Pekins had a few of these episodes. I offered it water and wet its bill and after a while the situation resolved itself. Mine arrived happy and healthy too.
     
  3. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hiya my runner ducks do this when they have gobbled down to much food at once, they drink plenty of water and are fine, hope this helps [​IMG] p.s mine are 12 weeks old, and when they get a treat its pandamoniam, so they eat as much in as quick a time as possible so no-one else gets a chance lol
     
  4. Born A Duck Lover

    Born A Duck Lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, it seems to be doing pretty well now. Whew! I just didn't want to leave it alone, thinking it'd get better and then have it die on me. I'm glad to know it's nothing serious. Thanks for your posts, guys![​IMG]
     
  5. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad its doing well, and your welcome [​IMG]
     

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