Should My Duckling be sleeping?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Akpahsj, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Akpahsj

    Akpahsj Out Of The Brooder

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    My Duckling turns two weeks tomorrow, and he has recently been sneezing. Only occasionally though. We have been feeding him chopped up broccoli, chopped up lettuce, and chopped up apple (took the seeds out.) Is this something I should be worrying about? This is pretty much the only symptoms I have noticed.
    What should I do if this is a problem? Thanks.
     
  2. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sneezing is pretty normal......

    Do you ever feed him normal duck feed?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Aside from basing his diet on a balanced ration, sneezing (to me) indicates something in his little nares, and I would ask if he has access all the time to water deep enough to dip his entire little head in, to clean his nares, eyes and ears,.

    Otherwise, you're risking infection. All kinds of yuck seems to get into duckie noses.
     

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