Oh Nooo! I think I made my duck sick!???! woops wrong place!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by patyrdz, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    My little runner ducks are about 16 days old, and I let them swim for a bit outside on Thursday. Then again for about 10 minutes inside on Friday. Well now one of them is making a weird noise! Do you think he could ne sick, or is he trying to quack??? I don't know how old they are when they quack!! OHHHH I hope he is not sick!!!

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    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Darn, who can I get to move this post???[​IMG]
     
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Quote:The mods. I'll hit report and let them know. [​IMG]
     
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I don't see any reason they should be sick, unless you let them swim in waste water. They've likely just discovered a new noise they can make. Keep an eye out for other symptoms of illness, but I wouldn't worry about a strange vocalization.
     
  5. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    No, not waste water! I thought maybe he got a cold or chilled or something. So they can make different noises when they are this young?
     
  6. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Quote:The mods. I'll hit report and let them know. [​IMG]

    Thank you!
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    if you've never had ducklings before I can only imagine how spooky the sounds they can come up with can be lol. I am sure they are fine and are just amking their happy noises they make. [​IMG] I've been letting my pair of mallards swim almost daily since htey were a day old. [​IMG] They are fine and dandy and are so fun to watch and be around. [​IMG]

    Mine sound raspy right now but the hen is starting to get her "quack" which you can hear slightly through the raspiness [​IMG]
     
  8. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Quote:Thank you! I just don't know if they start this young! I tried to listen to his chest, and all I could hear was his little heart! I don't know why they are so scared. They are right here beside me all the time, and I mess with them everyday.[​IMG]
     

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