How can I clean my ducks nostrils?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tranel4, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. tranel4

    tranel4 Out Of The Brooder

    One of my ducks nostrils are clogged and I keep giving clean water to clean it it's self but it's still clogged. What can I do?
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Have you given your duck something to bath in? usually when fully in water they go to town cleaning themselves that may motivate your duck to clean out those nostrils. they also need a bucket deep enough to wash their whole head in, if young you can probably use a wet qtip and try to clean it out.Wrap in a towel and then use a qtip dipped in warm water and a little apple cider vinegar.

    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the water deep enough to reach the nares? Find a pool or fill your tub and stick'um in there. Hopefully they will start to clean themselves.
     
  4. tranel4

    tranel4 Out Of The Brooder

    I haven't yet. They are about 11 days old and I'm new at this. Can I let them swim around a little in shallow water?
     
  5. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah, try to get it to the point that the legs are barley touching the bottom. Keep an eye on them though, don't just walk way.
     
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  6. tranel4

    tranel4 Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you! I'm new at this and I already love these little guys.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I used to make sure the water was about 90F the first week, 85 the second, just like the recommended brooder temperatures. Don't want them to get chilled.
     
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  8. tranel4

    tranel4 Out Of The Brooder

    I put them in there for a bit and they loved it. It helped the little ones to clear their nares. [​IMG]
     
  9. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glade to hear it worked. So cute :3
     
  10. tranel4

    tranel4 Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you
     

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