Sneezing Duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickensarefamily2me2, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. chickensarefamily2me2

    chickensarefamily2me2 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 13, 2011
    No other apparent symptoms. Just an icky, very mucousy sneeze. She swallows every time she sneezes. Should I be worried? Gertrude is seven to eight weeks old. Mallard.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  2. DuckMan50

    DuckMan50 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 23, 2011
    Probobly not.. but if it looks sick, doesn't eat right, walks funny, then you should worry about it.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Keep an eye on her and make sure she has clean water that she can dunk her whole head into so that she can clean out her nostrils and eyes. If she develops any other symptoms then it might be time to worry. Hope she does okay.
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    I would be worried because this could be the start of something bad.

    Is she lethargic?
    Does she have water deep enough to clean her bill in?
    Is she coughing?
    Does she have diarrhea?
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I would watch her closely, and get her into a lukewarm tub of water ASAP so she can swim around and snoot some of that stuff out of her nares. If she doesn't or cannot, a washcloth gently wiped over the nares may help loosen it up. My runners always take advantage of cleaning out their little "noses" when there's water deep enough, which is 24/7.

    What has she been eating, sleeping and foraging in lately?

    A vitamin/electrolyte/probiotic supplement would be good for her.

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