Duckling Ruptured Air Sac???

LuckyDuck20

Chirping
May 19, 2015
21
21
54
West Virginia
I noticed this morning my two of my ducklings neck were swollen and spongey feeling. When I touched it to see how it felt the one duckling spit up slobbers mixed with food. I have read about ruptured air sacs, and that you can release the air with a needle. Are they ok to stay with the other two or should I keep these two separate? I don't want to try to do anything if it will heal itself but I honestly don't know if this is considered a bad rupture or not. Please help!
20180329_095622.jpg
20180329_095559.jpg
20180329_095544.jpg
 

Attachments

  • 20180329_095622.jpg
    20180329_095622.jpg
    177.1 KB · Views: 13
  • 20180329_095614.jpg
    20180329_095614.jpg
    199.1 KB · Views: 16

casportpony

🦚🦆🦃🐔
BYC Staff
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Jun 24, 2012
113,151
308,163
2,132
The Golden State
If two are dong it it is almost certainly their crops full of food and water, not their air sac, so DO NOT poke with needle and avoid handling them when they look like this because doing so they could aspirate the contents of their crop.
 

chickens really

Crazy Mother of Goats
Premium Feather Member
6 Years
Sep 8, 2015
62,663
109,134
1,657
The Funny Farm....Alberta, Canada
Thank you both soo much!! Is it normal for this to happen and is there anything I should be doing to help keep it from happening if not?
No, that's It's crop ..You can provide wet soupy feed also it's easier to digest for Ducklings and don't pick them up right after eating..Keep the dry out but provide wet feed too and water dishes to dunk heads into as they grow..
IMG_0227.JPG
IMG_0239.JPG
 

casportpony

🦚🦆🦃🐔
BYC Staff
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Jun 24, 2012
113,151
308,163
2,132
The Golden State
Thank you both soo much!! Is it normal for this to happen and is there anything I should be doing to help keep it from happening if not?
It's perfectly normal and a sign that they are eating very well. :D When they are like this, try not to handle them, or be very careful when you do, because as you already noticed, putting pressure on their crops forces the food and water back up into their mouths, which is where the entrance to the lungs and air sacs are.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom