Pekin duckling sneezing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HeatherMarieR, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pekin duckling keeps sneezing. It doesn't have any discharge on its bill or eyes though. Should I be concerned, or does this just sound like a normal sneeze?
     
  2. blakeiam

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    does it have a water dish deep enough for it to dip its head in it might have some food lodged up there and the water will help
     
  3. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's my biggest duckling, but the water dish is definitely deep enough for it to stick its head down in.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Is it particularly dusty, might there be a little mold in the bedding? Eating okay? Lungs sound fine? I would keep watching closely.
     
  5. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I change out their bedding every day so it shouldn't be moldy. I had wondered about the dust though. It appears to be eating and drinking just fine. I haven't heard it sneeze since I posted this, but I'm pretty sure I heard it sneeze once or twice over the last few days.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sometimes they get something in their little nares - keep watch, I know my Runners will act like their are sneezing with their bills pointed down near the bedding - they are telling me they want treats.
     
  7. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll definitely keep an eye on it. Losing one is my biggest fear.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I can appreciate that - I remember my nerves being strained at the thought of all that could go wrong. And if I had not been aware, I think we may have had some losses early on. We did lose two Runners after they had matured. I think Drei either had egg problems or hardware disease (no vet at that time), and we know Neun died of egg yolk peritonitis, as we had a necropsy done.

    So there are some things we cannot always catch. But I know people with ducks that are 8, 9, 10, up to 12 years old.
     
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  9. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate losing any kind of animal. I lost a chick yesterday, and I wasn't very happy. It had the worst case of pasty butt I've ever seen. I got it cleaned up, but it still didn't make it.
     
  10. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that :( Pasty Butt is not fun. I had a bad case one time, swabbing olive oil on vent area often helped a lot. She did end up making it but was behind growth wise for awhile
     

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