My duck is coughing?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aclarky, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. aclarky

    aclarky New Egg

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    Hi guys, I've got aboutique a 5 week old duck and it's making a sort of soft coughing sound. It's been acting totally normal, kept in a warm area with a heat lamp that they can get away from if they're too warm. I've also been giving them a warm bath every day, mostly just to let them play in the water every day, but also to keep them clean. Today the one started making a soft coughing noise that or a huffing noise? Like it's clearing it's throat? I checked to make sure there was nothing blocking it's airway anfor they always have access to water and there's no discharge from its nose so I'm not sure why it's coughing.

    Anybody have any suggestions?
     
  2. ChicagoDucks

    ChicagoDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!! I've had some ducks and ducklings with sniffles. It usually clears itself up as long as they have a good brooder, clean bedding, fresh water, a nice warm spot and good food. If needed, you can get some medicated feed or water soluble erythromycin for him at most feed stores. A course of mild antibiotics should clear it up.
     
  3. aclarky

    aclarky New Egg

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    Awesome, thanks!
     
  4. taffynoona

    taffynoona Out Of The Brooder

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    hi , i am new here and i have two ducks. Who are round about 4 weeks old. One of them has something wrong with her eyes and fluff around her eyes is kinda sticky which makes her eyes seems popping out.also since one day she is panting alot. I have given her fresh air but she seems to have difficulty in breathing. PLEASE I NEED URGENT HELP AND ADVICE !!! My duck seems to have lose bit of appetite too [​IMG]
     
  5. ChicagoDucks

    ChicagoDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your duck sounds very sick with some kind of respiratory or sinus infection. You should separate her from the other duck, put her in clean bedding, give her fresh water, and you may want to get some medicated feed or water soluble antibiotics. She sounds very sick.
     

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