Help, New to Ducks and 3day old sneezing/sounds congested

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by flnatv, May 7, 2011.

  1. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please give me advice on how to treat this baby duck.
    It is a call duck and we got him/her on Thursday.
    We actually got 4 ducks... 2 cresteds in the big girl pen outside (6weeks old), and a chocolate call about a week old, then this tiny little day old baby call duck.

    We have the two little ones inside in a brooder with 2 week old Partridge Rock and New Hamshire chicks.
    I called the breeder yesterday and she said I could bring the little guy back and get another, but I am already its momma [​IMG] and can't do that [​IMG]

    Anyway... the little one is sneezing (not much, but a little) and seems to be breathing heavy and makes snot noises when breathing.
    I had them on pine bedding.... took them off last night when I noticed the breathing issue.

    The baby is eating, drinking (very much plays in the waterer), and follows everyone one around like I would expect. Doesn't "act" sick.
     
  2. ksmith

    ksmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my mallards did that for a while too. You can fill your bath tub a little bit with warm water, and let the little ones swim around. He/she might have something caught in her nose. This way she can stick her head underwater and blow bubbles. I am not sure on what else to do though.
     
  3. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try anything... and I will make sure she is warm when she gets out too [​IMG]
     
  4. ksmith

    ksmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, make sure she is nice and dry before you put her back into the brooder [​IMG]
     
  5. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not completely gone, but does sound much better now. She had a GRAND time getting to swim for the first time [​IMG] So Cute!!!
    Put her infront of a slow blowing dryer until she was completely dry... I think she is tired now... lol

    Thank you all and I will keep you posted if it doesn't seem to clear up mostly by tonight.
     
  6. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, a few of mine sneeze sometime after eating, or digging in the dirt, but usually after getting a drink or sticking their head in their pond it goes away. I assume its just something stuck in their noses.
     
  7. ksmith

    ksmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hehe, isn't it the best to watch them! Hopefully it will go away quickly!!
     
  8. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Checked her a few minutes ago and I don't hear any wheezing at all...
    I thank you for the quick responses...
    BYC people are the best.... I Love you guys [​IMG]
     
  9. ksmith

    ksmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:YAY! what a blessing! So happy for you and you little one [​IMG]. This forum has helped me with SO much! I love it too!
     

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