Duck seems to have something lodged in her throat

swampsis

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My one duck may have something lodged in her throat. She is not spending time with the other ducks and seems to have lost some weight. She can still quack, but then continues to have her mouth open and make a raspy type sound. How do you help a duck with something stuck in her throat.?
 

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Welcome to BYC. You can also post on the duck forum for people mire experienced with ducks here:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/ducks.42/
Can you shine a flashlight inside her bill, and look for any gunk, canker, or anything that may be stuck? She also may have a respiratory infection. @Miss Lydia is often onliine and may see this.
 

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Does sound like maybe a respiratory infection. But feel all along her neck maybe you can feel an obstruction. you could try a little food grad mineral oil or olive oil but you have to know where to put it or it can be aspirated down into her lungs. This is if you still suspect something is in there after examination. This link will take you to information on how to give liquid to birds. https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...nd-supportive-care-updated-5-14-2018.1048620/
 

swampsis

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So I have brought my duck inside and it does seem like a respiratory infection .she is eating and drinking but also make a raspy sound when she opens her mouth. She seems lathargic and has not been hanging with the other ducks.
 

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