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Duckling has a runny nose

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sphynxii, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chirping

    Aug 21, 2013
    Help im really stressing out about how my duckling has a runny nose. The duckling is just over a week old and hand raised from about 3 days. In the past 2 days it has begun shaking its head to get the stuff out and the stuff coming out of it's nose is clear and a little goopy but not alot. Sometimes there is a slightly congested bsound from it's nose but it's very faint. Everything else about the duckling checks out okay, aside from a broken leg that we have properly seen too.

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    is it with a mama or are you brooding? I'd first try adding some un pasterized ACV to drinking water. make sure it can dunk it's head in so it can clean out it's eyes and nose but not climb into and accidentally drown. use 1-2 Tab to 1 gallon of warm water. If this doesn't help clear it up with in a few days or you notice it getting worse or other symptoms then you might want to get an antibiotic for treatment. When ducklings /duck eat they always need water deep enough to duck their heads into but ducklings can drown so it has to be a safe container. I have used a plastic container with lid and cut hole in lid just large enough for them to get their heads into but they can't climb into then you just make the hole larger or got to next size container and cut a larger hole. Please let us know how duckling is doing.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014

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