Drooling duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MuranoFarms, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 10 day old Pekin duck is drooling. It's clear and its coming out his nose and mouth. I put him in the bathroom sink so he could clean his nose out, which he did right away but after I dried him off he started drooling again.

    What could be wrong with him. Is there anything I can do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

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    Probably a common cold. Our ducks get that once in a while. Vet told us just to keep an eye on the duck to make sure he's eating and drinking when we asked about it. Make sure he has a waterer that is deep enough to submerge his entire bill and he should be fine.
     
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    Very young ducklings spit up and drool... it's like a reflex, especially when you pick them up.. That's normal for little guys. If he keeps doing it as he gets older, it may be a problem
     

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