URGENT- help runner duckling panting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by goldfishcracker, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. goldfishcracker

    goldfishcracker Out Of The Brooder

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    Im very scared, i was about to go to bed and i looked over to the ducklings brooder and one of them was opening and closing his mouth quite fast. He seemed relaxed, he was falling asleep but i think it mightve been because the lamp was too hot (although they have a space to move if it gets too warm) i took him out of the brooder for a few seconds and checked his throat and he stopped. I also turned the lamp off

    Should i leave the lamp on overnight? Theyre currently 9 days old :( im really scared one of them is ill
     
  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Panting is just because of overheating. Whats the temperature in there?
    Whats the surrounding temperature in the room?
    By 9 days old mine liked it around 78-80
    And the cooler side should be at least 10-15 degrees cooler.
    Make sure they have water to dunk their heads in and cool themselves and clean their nose and eyes.
     
  3. Rockyducks

    Rockyducks Just Hatched

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    He can also have some food stuck in his nostrils try putting a little Tupperware deep enough for him to dunk his beak into. That always seemed to help mine when panting.
     

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