Ducks have "hairball"?! Help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AtropineCaffein, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. AtropineCaffein

    AtropineCaffein Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eight GORGEOUS (I will try to post a pic--they have laced feathers and come in slate grey and a brown grey). mutt ducks that were hatched out of a runner boy and a white layer (we think. I found a nest of 21 eggs, 8 incubated and hatched). They are about 3 months old.

    This morning they seem happy enough but are moving their head/neck like they want to gag, mouth open. They are not acting sick except for that.

    It will be hard to treat their water since they drink out of a large pond that they also swim in, that we have outfitted with a drain a couple feet away so we can drain and refill it without putting our hands in the water. I guess we can just put the whole pack of antibiotics in there? It would get on tgeir skin too though.

    Any suggestions? If I use an antibiotic, which one is better?
     
  2. AtropineCaffein

    AtropineCaffein Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Sounds normal too me.
    They eat mud, grass and what ever else they find. Mine do that gagging thing also.
    Have no worries.......No need for any Medications.
     
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