Help !! My ducks making the choking noise

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jendarwin, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. jendarwin

    jendarwin Out Of The Brooder

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    From yesterday iv been noticing.. he tries to vomit out something but he swallows back the same time.. it happened in the afternoon and today again he's been making those choking sound .. but he's acting normal.. playing eating n pooping.. is it something I should worry about?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Try giving him some watermelon or tomato cut up and put into a bowl of water.....Usually that helps dislodge what's stuck in his throat...You can also massage the neck ....Usually the fruit in water will help...Also cucumber diced in water helps......

    Best wishes.....


    Cheers!
     
  3. jendarwin

    jendarwin Out Of The Brooder

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    He is better now.. but begins coughing suddenly
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @jendarwin does you duckling have a bowl of water deep enough to wash out his nares and get a good drink from?
     
  5. jendarwin

    jendarwin Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes he's got plenty of fresh water to drink and clean himself up.. but I'm not able to understand why he keeps chocking often.. he wants to puke but holds it back..
     
  6. Kabootles

    Kabootles New Egg

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    How old is he and could it be his mating ritual. I'm a new duck mom and thought my male was choking, sounding almost like a donkey then realized it's part of his mating. Anyway hope your duck is alright.
     
  7. jendarwin

    jendarwin Out Of The Brooder

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    may be he seems to be ok now.. they get me worried so much
     

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