Duckling breathing weird opening mouth every breath and shutting it

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Toreyb, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Toreyb

    Toreyb Chirping

    18
    57
    59
    Oct 12, 2018
    My duckling born Friday keeps sitting down kind of like hyperventilating I guess is the best way to describe it and each breath he’s opening and closing his beak and not cheeping much and I’ve tried getting him to drink he has but I’m not sure if he’s eaten and he won’t eat for me right now it’s just pankining me because the other duckling in with him is really loud alert awake and running round eating and drinking please help is this Normal ??
     
  2. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

    1,439
    5,716
    437
    Aug 6, 2018
    Pilesgrove, New Jersey
    No.... Try to give him raw egg to eat and put garlic powder in it to help his respiratory system.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Take a video, upload to YouTube or Vimeo, then copy/paste the link here.
     
  4. Toreyb

    Toreyb Chirping

    18
    57
    59
    Oct 12, 2018
    He won’t eat it it’s right in front of him but he won’t eat it
     
  5. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

    1,439
    5,716
    437
    Aug 6, 2018
    Pilesgrove, New Jersey
    Take a video
    Are his eyes responsive to light?
    Did he have any other possible injuries?
    is he picked on?
    Is he raspy when he breathes?
     
  6. Toreyb

    Toreyb Chirping

    18
    57
    59
    Oct 12, 2018
    Don’t know how to upload a video and his eyes seem responsive to light and no he’s not picked on there’s only two of them and the other ones fine and no not a raspy voice hi pitched cheap when he does cheap
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Do you have a cell phone? If so, take a video, create a YouTube or Vimeo account, then try to figure it out.
     
    BullChick likes this.
  8. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think

    34,199
    20,830
    947
    Apr 17, 2012
    Coffee shop
    Also, be sure its bottom is clear. I think pasty butt is the first thing I check for any time a baby is acting off. :D Perhaps because it’s the easiest thing to fix.
     
    Miss Lydia and casportpony like this.
  9. Jpat

    Jpat Crowing

    1,309
    2,799
    291
    Apr 30, 2018
    Nova scotia
    How do you fix crusty hole?
     
  10. Toreyb

    Toreyb Chirping

    18
    57
    59
    Oct 12, 2018
    W
    we sadly lost bilbo a few moments ago now I only have snowy thank you for the help everyone now my duck snowy is cheating loads and really loud is she upset and lonely I’m presuming ?? Is there anything I can do to help her calm down ?
     
    Jpat likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: