Do ducks pant like chickens or is is something else?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dipence71, May 21, 2009.

  1. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ducks are open mouth kinda pant looking thing. not all the time but off and on and mostly when the settle for the night in the brooder.
    Are they snoring? Panting? mouth breathing??? I just don't know....
     
  2. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks can pant, but you see it in babies more than adults. You said they are in a brooder do you have a heat lamp? You may want to move it away a little they may be a little hot and you don't notice it when they are on the move.


    Maybe someone else will come along that can give you a better answer.

    Julie
     
  3. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they are too warm.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    They sound like they are too warm
     
  5. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I moved the light a bit further away and they are fine now I figured it was that they were to warm but thought I would check here I am new to ducks and wasn't sure ... [​IMG]

    Thanks so much!!![​IMG]
    Every one on here is so helpful and I just wanted you ALL to know it is appreciated.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    My buff/khaki mutt Uno does this. A little play time in the sprinkler takes care of it.

    (She is the brown one in this video [​IMG] )
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    How old are your ducks, and where is the brooder? If they are over 1 or 2 weeks and indoors, they shouldn't need a light at all. Mine didn't have a light inside after their first week, and they were fine. I had 2 1-week-olds and 1 2-day-old in the same brooder. The 2-day-old never had heat, other than its broodermates' body heat. They were in the spare bedroom, and all were fine.
     

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