Help! Duckling with snotty runny nose

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ruledbyzetas, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. ruledbyzetas

    ruledbyzetas New Egg

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    I purchased two Khaki Campbell ducklings from Tractor Supply yesterday and both were healthy and active. This morning, one of them had a lot of clear fluid coming from its nose--it kept trying to shake it off and was breathing through its mouth. I'm not sure what it is, and the only thing I have found over the internet is try giving it a bath as its nose may not be moist enough. So I am about to let it swim in a warm tub for a few minutes and then isolate it, in case the runny nose is infectious. Please help! I've already lost one chick this year and don't want this cute little guy to go. Thanks
     
  2. Dianne1928

    Dianne1928 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a dish of water in there deep enough for them to put their heads under water. That is how they keep their sinus clean.
     
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  3. Dianne1928

    Dianne1928 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also pick up a tetracycline antibiotic from your feed store. It is very effective with sinus infections. Stress can bring it on. Like being shipped to the tractor supply, or going to a new home. You can see if the other ducklings there came down with the same thing.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would start out with making sure they have a safe head washer, if it gets worse over the next few days consider antibiotic, but be sure you get the dosage correct.

    Here is a link showing a head washer.
     

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