What would I hear if my duck had a respiratory infection

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cat1994, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    I don't think my duck has a respiratory infection, but I would like to know what it can sound like if my duck did have a respiratory infection. Is it like a popping or a wheezing or both or not that at all? Thanks to anyone that helps!

  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    You would be able to tell from others signs as well if your duck was sick. Lethargic, off their food and labored breathing are some signs of a respiratory infection. If they have an infection and you can pick it up and hold your ear to their chest- you can hear the difference when they breath- but they can also sound a bit congested if the nostrils are blocked as well.
  3. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Thanks for your help [​IMG]
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    also watch for constant head shakes side to side, swollen eyes, watery or foamy eyes, or frequent scratching around the eyes.
    Most folks know quicker by watching the eyes than listening to them breathe. The sinus cavities of all birds run right under their eyeballs, so when they get congested, their eyes show it, watch for those visual signs and you wont have to catch them all the time to check

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