Duckling loudly breathing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenz101, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have two 2 week old indian runner ducklings, growing bigger each day! One is breathing loud and almost havind difficulties breathing, its perfectly normal, other than that! :S HELP! Could its nostrils be blocked?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Does it have a bowl deep enough to duck its head into to clean it's nostrils?
     
  3. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no?
     
  4. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its sneezing quite a bit too [​IMG]
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She asked because ducks often feed much too quickly and need water deep enough to kind of snort the extra food out. If she's sneezing it could be a respiratory infection.
     
  6. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELL WHAT CAN I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Keep it separated. It could be contagious. Make sure she stays warm and her bedding doesn't get damp. Add some electrolytes.
     
  8. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are they?
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Vitamins for poultry
     
  10. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely it's nostrils are blocked with food.

    Get a dish deep enough for it to submerge its head in. Put fresh water in and some finely chopped up lettuce, grass or any kind of greens. Let the duckling drink and dabble at the greens. Hopefully that will clear the blockage. If not, then run a lukewarm bath deep enough for it to float it and put chopped greens in that. Put the duckling in. Ideally with a bunch of friends. That may do the trick.

    Every day your ducklings need access to water deep enough to out their hard into and blow out their nostrils. Without this you will get problems. They don't need this 24/7, but at least a couple of times a day.

    If the problem sticks around you may be dealing with a respiratory infection. Do the eyes look normal or are they a bit swollen or bulging looking? That can be a sign of infection in the sinuses.
     

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