HELP! 2 wk old call duck gasping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickensioux, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

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    My 2 week old grey call duck seems to be gasping with every breath. She still eats and drinks and runs around with the others. Her poop is normal. What can I give her? You can hear each breath too. They are on pine bedding, getting the proper food and plenty of water. Any suggestions?
    Thanks

    Oh and she doesn't seem to be growing like the others either. She is very tiny.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

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    Help?
     
  3. chixie

    chixie Songster

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    Im sorry i don't know how to help you... do you think maybe he has a piece of pine shavings stuck in his throat? I hope someone on here will havo help for you... I hope he will be ok
     
  4. chickensioux

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    Thanks Chixie. I started it on antibiotics and dropped a drop of VetRx on its bill. Watching closely for now. Peeps like its happy tho'.
     
  5. chixie

    chixie Songster

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    I have never experienced anything like that... keep me posted
     
  6. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Songster

    are they gasping or more like panting,,
    the other day when it was really hot here, mine were panting and they took a swim and after they came out they were fine

    I hope everything is ok.
     
  7. hearthnsoul

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    I too had the panting issue so I just popped the panters into a bath and they cooled right down. Also had a gurgling deal once, ducky was eating pine bedding, we had to use a straw to put water down her throat to get the shavings through.
     

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