URGENT- help runner duckling panting

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

  1. goldfishcracker

    goldfishcracker Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2017
    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

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    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

    Apr 11, 2017
    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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