Help! My ducklings keep sneezing... is that normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by alexkimoto12, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. alexkimoto12

    alexkimoto12 Just Hatched

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    Hello everyone! I just got ducklings last Friday, and so far we have had a rough start. We have a stream in our backyard acre:/, so we decided to go let them play in ityesterday. We watched them the entire time, and they swam and sunbathed for about a half an hour. When it was time to come back in I noticed a couple of them sneezing. Is that normal? They weren't acting cold, is there any way they could have gotten like mud up their noses? Do I need to do something for them? Please help, I don't think that's normal!:hit
     
  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your ducklings for starters?
     
  3. alexkimoto12

    alexkimoto12 Just Hatched

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    They are about 4-5 days old, really young. I thought it would be okay to let them play for about 15 minutes and then sun bathe for another 15 minutes, they seemed happy, and our stream is about 70 degrees, fairly warm, and it was about 78 degrees outside, sunny.

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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Ducklings have new air ways just like new human babies or any baby for that matter....I am sure they will be fine...:).......Sneezing is good ...It clears out the nares and nasal way...:)


    Cheers!
     
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  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay i would be careful with how much time outside in colder water like that. Time out in the sun with those temps should be fine .

    And while wild ducklings are able to swim , they are waterproof so they dont get chilled like ours do.
    Ours soak up the water so they get chilled
    Make sure in their brooder they have deep enough bowl to clear out their nose. They will keep their nose cleaned out this way.
    Off and on sneezing is normal, after swimming, eating, drinking.
    But a constant sneezing could be something else.
     
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  6. alexkimoto12

    alexkimoto12 Just Hatched

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    Okay, thank you! @Ducks4usi
     
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    alexkimoto12 Just Hatched

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    And don't worry, I made sure to get them a water dispenser that they could dip their noses in to keep them clean and moist, but not deep enough to let them drown.
     
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  8. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome, and good job [​IMG]
     
  9. alexkimoto12

    alexkimoto12 Just Hatched

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    Okay, I'll stop worrying, I just didn't think it was super normal... thanks for the info
    @chickens really
     

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