duckling 'slobbers'/drooling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by trailhound, May 22, 2010.

  1. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a batch of ducklings (1-3 weeks old) that was out and about free-ranging today with their chicken mamas. I noticed this evening that they had strings of slobber drooling out of their mouths. They were outside, not under a light, with unlimited access to food/water. I did notice that they ventured into the front yard and into a clover patch for the first time today. I know that horses can get 'the slobbers' from clover- does this happen to ducks as well? Should I be worried? All seemed well, everyone was active, eating, drinking as normal.

    Thanks for the help! I hope to one day become someone who can offer advice instead of just asking for it all the time!
    Andrea
     
  2. jujubean99

    jujubean99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This same thing happened to my ducky a couple weeks ago, I thought he was puking or something but then he spit it all out, had some water and has been fine. I was worried too, but I would also like to know what causes this
     
  3. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had that happen to my ducks before when I fed them especially large slugs. Curious to hear if anyone has any input on your particular situation, though.
     
  4. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they all seem to be fine so whatever it was, worry was for naught! I hadn't thought of slugs...

    Thanks for the help!
    Andrea
     
  5. AmberH

    AmberH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My babies did that too. I was carrying them and was slimed. lol
    They're 7 weeks now and haven't done it for a while. I'd like to hear someone's reasoning.
     

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