Duckling nose blockage? EMERGENCY!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sarahhof, May 25, 2016.

  1. sarahhof

    sarahhof Out Of The Brooder

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    This baby doesn't look too good- he's chirping and moving though, Coukd he bounce back? Can someone plz help is there anything I can do? Thanks!
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's wrong? The photo doesn't really tell me too much.

    Is it just lethargic? Is it positioned oddly? (hard to tell from the photo?)
     
  3. sarahhof

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    Sorry- it's head was backwards but it looks fine now. It was like that for two hours and I was getting worried. While I'm here I was wondering what to do if a ducklings nostrils look closed?

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    He was born like this and breathes out of his mouth.. His nose had dried blood on it when he hatched.

    Thanks again! :)
     
  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hrm! Okay! Glad it seems to be okay!

    I'm not sure on nostril blockage.
     
  5. MandBducks

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    One of my little lings has a deformed bill and no nostril holes. Yours will probably be able to eat better as her bill looks quite normal (other than no nostrils). I would keep an eye on her, if she starts having trouble gaining weight or eating separate her for some meal times so she can keep up.
     
  6. sarahhof

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    I'm already making sure he's eating and drinking, thanks! His eyes also seem to be a little wet around them, and he's always making a gurgling sound. You can see his heart beating in his neck and it takes him a long time to drink. He is also always tired. I don't know if he is sick or not, he is only a day old..
     
  7. sarahhof

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    I came home and PLEASE HELP! He still ate and drank but I had to feed it to him. I'm giving him save-a-chick right now.
     
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  8. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had he not eaten at all while you were out?
     
  9. sarahhof

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    I don't know but he is very weak and just stands there most of the time. His poops are only a tiny thing of foam, and when I give him water it bubbles in his mouth.
     
  10. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait, this is the duck that hatched a day ago? It may not yet need food or water yet.. let it rest.
     

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