My duck seems to be having a hard time breathing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gottalovemychickens, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    I have a 6 month old Khaki Kambell and she just started or at least its new to me , just started acting like shes having a hard time breathing , is this because she is about to lay a egg ?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It sounds more like a respiratory infection. I would get your duck on some meds ASAP.
     
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Is she keeping her bill open. Does she make a wheezing sound. Trying bring her into a steamy room to see if it help alleviate the problem. If it does seem to be a respiratory problem them she will need antibiotics. Safe ones for ducks are terramycin or agramycin and Baytril. Good luck. Keep us updated.
     
  4. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    Ya now on day two and she is keeping her mouth open and not because shes hot . And yes she wheezes and she just started getting really sketchy when ever i go near her ????

    Wonder whats up
     
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Did you try the steamy room? Sounds like it may be time for antibiotics.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I hope you have a vet who sees ducks.
     
  7. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    yeah i have a vet 20 miles from here that sees everything but horses !!!!


    i do live in the country so anything is a drive LOL
     

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