newbabyducks322

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I have a duckling that has been sneezing since the day I got her. I don't know what could be wrong. She acts like the other healthy ducklings, but she sneezes and makes little honking noises out of her nose sometimes. She has deep enough water to dunk her head and her housing is clean and dry most of the time. Her sneezing hasn't been contagious to the other ducklings I have with her, so I don't know what's wrong. :( Any ideas?

EDIT: She is two weeks old, could it be her voice changing? Also, sometimes there is like a deeper sound when she talks. It sounds like two voices at the same time.
 
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I have a duckling that has been sneezing since the day I got her. I don't know what could be wrong. She acts like the other healthy ducklings, but she sneezes and makes little honking noises out of her nose sometimes. She has deep enough water to dunk her head and her housing is clean and dry most of the time. Her sneezing hasn't been contagious to the other ducklings I have with her, so I don't know what's wrong. :( Any ideas?

EDIT: She is two weeks old, could it be her voice changing? Also, sometimes there is like a deeper sound when she talks. It sounds like two voices at the same time.
Let me see if I can summon someone who knows ducklings better than I do...

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Many possibilities, mostly just normal. But keep an eye on it for sure. And watch for any funky discharge or change in behavior.

What's your bedding material? And feed? What are you feeding them? Could be just irritating the one duckling a little more than the others.
 

newbabyducks322

Chirping
May 31, 2016
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California
Many possibilities, mostly just normal. But keep an eye on it for sure. And watch for any funky discharge or change in behavior.

What's your bedding material? And feed? What are you feeding them? Could be just irritating the one duckling a little more than the others.
Since they hang out outside during the day, I give them paper towel bedding at night for easy daily clean up. They also sometimes get some safe shreddings for rodents. I forget what specifically, but I know it's safe for ducks. Used it last time when I first got ducklings. I'm feeding them what my feed store recommended- Mazuri duckling feed.

I've noticed sometimes they scratch at their ears; is that normal? I think maybe they just got water in their ears, but they do it a noticeable amount. Is that normal behavior?
 

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