Whats wrong with my Duckling?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by A_Duck_Named_HappyFeet, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. A_Duck_Named_HappyFeet

    A_Duck_Named_HappyFeet In the Brooder

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    I am not sure what is wrong. It has been starting to make this noise since yesterday. I had bought this from another farmer. He had given me 24 ducklings. I have no clue when it was hatched or how old it is. It has wet poop and seems to make a weird noise whenever it starts breathing. I am worried that my duckling is going to die or its nothing to worry about. Starting today I have been giving him Apple cider vinger. He has a clean beding and food and water.

    P.S I believe it has to do with the respiratory system. Not sure if it is a hundred percent true.
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    What's your watering setup? Ducklings do need deep enough water to dunk their entire heads (to clean out their eyes and nares [nostrils]) and the problem could have a fix as simple as putting him in the sink with water six-eight inches deep so he can clean himself properly.

    Can you get a picture of his poop?
     
  3. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Free Ranging

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    Can you make a video of the duckling? You will have to load it to YouTube and then copy the link here.
     
  4. A_Duck_Named_HappyFeet

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    She has a 4 inch water container to dunk her head in. Its 5 inches wide and 4 inches deep. And yes, I will get a picture of her poop.
     
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  5. A_Duck_Named_HappyFeet

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    I can try
     
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  6. A_Duck_Named_HappyFeet

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  7. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Is the half-closed eye usual? And is it swollen at all?

    @Miss Lydia?
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Eyes do look swollen I am thinking respiratory. Any chance of a vet seeing this one?Do you have any antibiotics at all human or animal?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    You have 24 ducklings? I’d pick each one up looks at eyes listen to breathing.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Where are you brooding them do they have heat if outside and your having cold temps? What feed are you feeding?
     

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