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Sneezy Duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbabyducks322, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. newbabyducks322

    newbabyducks322 Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2016
    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.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017
  2. Fire Ant Farm

    Fire Ant Farm Get off my lawn Premium Member

    May 5, 2015
    South Texas
    Let me see if I can summon someone who knows ducklings better than I do...

    @Ravynscroft @WVduckchick
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  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    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.
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    If the brooder is on the warm side it can cause the nares to become dry...Dust from bedding or feed also....I think its will be fine ....:frow
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  5. newbabyducks322

    newbabyducks322 Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2016
    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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