Help my ducklings are sneezing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by neetabeamie, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just started. A few if My week old ducklings are making small sneezing sounds. How do I help them?
    I have 6. They were in a 3'x17" plastic bin with shelf liner. It was getting to small so I decided to move them to there bigger brooder.
    As I was preparing the larger brooder I noticed the sneezing sound.
    It has been going in for about 5 min.
     
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  2. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put vitimens/ electrolytes in there water
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    @Miss Lydia or @Amiga any thoughts or ideas on this?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It may just be dust from feed bothering them, any other symptoms discharge from nares, eyes runny? Are they eating good, running around like normal ducklings?

    What is the temp in their brooder?should be around 85-90 if a week old, on week 2 drop the temps by 5* and 5* each week there after.

    Putting vitamins and electrolytes in their water is a good idea. If no other symptoms just keep an eye on them for any downward change. Hopefully it's just dust/dander.
     
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  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am with Miss Lydia - the list that pops into my mind is: dust, mold, nares with guck in them, early respiratory symptoms, looking for treats. Let me explain that last one.

    When my Runners want treats, they place the tip of their bills on the bedding. Then then expel air as if they were sneezing, at the same time pulling their heads up an inch or so. They will walk around the pen repeating this action, then looking up at me.
     
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  6. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't seem to be doing it this morning.[​IMG] So hopefully it was just dust. I will keep an eye on them. Thank you all for your help.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Great to hear. Now of course we need some pics. [​IMG]
     

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