Duckling Deformed Beak and Breathing Issue

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I have a 4 day old duckling. Her top bill seems to be growing sideways so her mouth is always open. I heard that it is common. I'm concerned because one of her nostrils is sealed shut and the other one has bubbles coming out of it when she breathes. She has been breathing out her mouth a lot. She seems to eat and drink normal. Can she live with this? What can I do at home to help her?
 

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Welcome to BYC! I think as long as she can eat and drink normally she will be okay, though with the defect she might be prone to getting sinus infections. Can you consult with a vet?
 

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