Do ducks get colds?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AshleyNicole06, Dec 13, 2017.

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  1. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    It’s been very cold here..
    Do ducks get colds?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Not colds but they can get sinus infections and respiratory infections.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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  4. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    How do you know if they have those? And what can you do about it?
     
  5. AshleyNicole06

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    How do you know if they have those? And what can you doabout it?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Look for discharge from the eyes and nose, listen for sounds of congestion.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Usually there is swelling if sinus with stopped up nares or drainage or both.

    Respiratory can mean breathing with mouth open rattling in chest generally looking like they feel awful not eating much.

    @casportpony probably can add more.

    Are you worried one of yours is sick?

    Yep there she is. Good replay K.
     
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  8. AshleyNicole06

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    I see drainage, but it’s only started since it’s gotten really cold out. And it isn’t very much. So I’m not sure. They are eating fine and acting alright. Except since it’s gotten cold they’ve gotten lazy..nothing from eyes tho.
     
  9. Duckworth

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    My ducks spend more time sitting on their feet with their bills tucked under their wings since our temperatures have dropped. I haven't noticed any signs of illness, though. They are eating a bit more, too.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Can you post some pictures?
     

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