Need help with sneezing duckling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4-H chicken mom, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 3, two week old black east indies ducklings. I noticed one was starting to sneeze yesterday. They still have towels for bedding that is changed twice a day. Can I give Terramycin to them? If so, I usually put 4 tsp. per gallon of water for my chicks that might get sick, but I don't think that amount is correct for ducklings? Can anyone help? Thanks
     
  2. Paegglvr

    Paegglvr Out Of The Brooder

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    Let me start by saying I'm no duck expert!

    My ducks sneezed some when little, and still do once in a while. Generally it never became a problem... except my pekin had discharge coming out of his nose, so I gave all the ducks some Terramycin. That cleared the discharge right up and the pekin grew to be a large loud duck.

    That said, according the directions on my Terramycin package, the dosage was 2-4 tsp. for poultry. I dosed my ducks at 3 tsp. per gallon with 1 tbl spoon of sugar mixed in, and that cleared up my pekin's snotty bill pretty well.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for your help Paegglvr. I appreciate it. [​IMG]
     

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