Need bit of advice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rocky n Quakers, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Rocky n Quakers

    Rocky n Quakers New Egg

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    Hi,
    I recently got two peking ducklings and im new to all this but have noticed that they have started to sneeze alot would they have the cold maybe? Also one of the chicks had a patch of feathers missing from i got him but it has recently gotten a little bigger will this be permanent or is there anything i could do to help the duckling ?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  3. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your ducklings?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Wow I am sleepy.

    The first thing I usually suggest with sneezing ducklings is that they may have something in their nares (nostrils). So it is good to give them a warm bath (this is where duckins' question about age matters, as very young ducklings need warmer - not hot - water based on their age).

    And by bath, I do not mean with soap. Don't use soap or shampoo on a duck. Just let them rinse off. They will snoot water through their nares while they swim.
     
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  5. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amiga read my mind. The feathers/fluff missing does occur as their growing just make sure its not severe keep brooder temps adjusted to their age and behavior.
     
  6. Rocky n Quakers

    Rocky n Quakers New Egg

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    I tryed the warm bath for them to bath over the weekend and that has stoped thje sneezing so thank you.
    As for Rockys neck it seems to be getting a bit bigger but from i have had him there has been no feathers in this spot ill take a picture when im home to see what you think. The skin in this spot has went a bit of a darker colour to the rest of him as well.

    They are both about 3 and half weeks old.
     
  7. Amiga

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    Is there some way he is backing up to the heat lamp?
     
  8. Rocky n Quakers

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    No there is no way that he backing into the heat lamp because there not under it anymore they were two warm under the lamp and i had it up high so they not near it.
     
  9. Rocky n Quakers

    Rocky n Quakers New Egg

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    No there is no way that he backing into the heat lamp because there not under it anymore they were two warm under the lamp and i had it up high so they not near it.
     
  10. Amiga

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    Any way to upload a photo?
     

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