Duckling help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Acorbell, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Acorbell

    Acorbell New Egg

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    I have a 2 day old duckling that i hatched from my personal flock. This is my first time hatching and I have one that is gasping for air and wheezing. He is still active but do not know what to do. Was fine this morning. I have a video I can email but it won't let me upload
     
  2. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe his nostrils are plugged up... try putting him in a sink/bathtub full of warm water, ducks often get food stuck in their noses :) they are silly that way ;P
    also, can he stick his whole bill into his waterer?

    hope this will help! [​IMG]

    P.S. my ducks make weird breathing sounds too! deep water seems to help :)
     
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  3. Acorbell

    Acorbell New Egg

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    Can I email you a video
     
  4. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    um... i don't know if i would be comfortable giving my email out :) try to upload to Youtube or try a different browser... sorry[​IMG]
     
  5. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just a thought... you could try to PM me, maybe that would work?
     
  6. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]BTW, i will be praying for your duckie :)
     
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  7. Acorbell

    Acorbell New Egg

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    Ok I figured out how to post on you tube

     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am wondering if the little one has something stuck in the throat.

    I would get a shallow pan of water at brooder temperature (paint roller pans or baking pans work well for ducklings this young), give the little some time splashing in the water - perhaps that will clear it.

    They can get respiratory infections, but I figure we can start with trying to deal with the simple stuff first, like a dry throat or stuffed up nares.

    Remember to supervise constantly when they're in water and not let them stay in more than 5 or 10 minutes.

    Any sign that he or she has been trying to eat the bedding? My Runners tried to eat shavings, so I brooded them on old towels. Silly birds.
     
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