Sick duckling??? Help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Emilyshultzy, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Emilyshultzy

    Emilyshultzy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2014
    I hatched a welsh 4 days ago and since then he's been sneezing a couple times a day, today he sneezed a watery clear fluid. What is wrong with him and how can I treat it?
  2. learycow

    learycow Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    Does he have water that he can dip his whole bill into to clean his nostrils?
  3. Donna R Raybon

    Donna R Raybon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2016
    I take glass bowl with tight fitting plastic lid. I cut two holes in lid about inch? in diameter, big enough to let duckling get head in water. Ducks and geese have to have water deep enough to dip whole head into and keep clean. [​IMG]
    You see two holes in plastic lid with a quarter coin for scale. I like the heavy glass since filled with water the ducklings or goslings can't tip over. Remember that unless raised by momma duck or goose the babies don't have oil on feathers and can't repel water. There is a great book on waterfowl by Holderaud (my spelling is not correct) that is well worth price.
  4. Emilyshultzy

    Emilyshultzy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2014
    After watching him drink I don't think it's deep enough, I'll see it trying that will solve his sneezing! Thank you!

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