Duckling blowing bubbles

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Silkiechicken66, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Silkiechicken66

    Silkiechicken66 Songster

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    I just hatched 6 ducklings Sunday. This is my first time caring for them. One has a snotty nose and it like has lots of bubbly froth/foam junk coming out of it? It acts like it’s trying to catch its breath A lot, or get something out of its throat.
     
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  2. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Songster

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    Sounds like it might have somehow aspirated the fluid in the egg.
    Do you have any other birds it could have caught a disease from?
     
  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Crowing

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    Congrats on your ducklings! Do they periodically have access to water deep enough for them to dunk their heads? They need to blow out their nares (nostrils) in water, and can have respiratory issues if they aren't able to do it.
     
  4. Silkiechicken66

    Silkiechicken66 Songster

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    I take them out 3-4 times a day to clean their enclosure(very poopy) and they use my dogs old water dish when they’re out to swim in. They love it, so they do have water to put their heads under.
     
  5. Silkiechicken66

    Silkiechicken66 Songster

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    The only birds they’ve been in contact with is my silkie hens who they run around with while their tote is getting clean. The silkies are not exposed to the outside birds, they are kept inside.
     
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  6. Fishkeeper

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    They need to have water deep enough to put their heads under at all times.

    How small is the enclosure that you're having to clean it 4 times a day?
     
  7. Silkiechicken66

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    I will get them a bigger water dish, I was afraid cause I’ve heard stories of people’s ducklings drowning.

    It’s a storage tote, we are in the process of making a bigger brooder. It was till they were all eating and drinking good, and puppy pads to monitor poops.
     
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  8. Fishkeeper

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    To keep them from drowning, just use a deep chicken waterer, or put a lid over the waterer with holes they can't climb through but can put their heads through. Don't just give them a bowl.
     
  9. Silkiechicken66

    Silkiechicken66 Songster

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    Thank you so much for helping me learn and improve!
     
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