Wheezing duck with runny nose.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NicoleWinkels, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. NicoleWinkels

    NicoleWinkels In the Brooder

    My 12 week old indian runner started sounding wheezy yesterday and shes been having a runny nose today. I brought her inside and her nares are clear. She almost sounds like my kids when they have the croup. I let her have a good bath and get dried off, and I gave her some acv in water. Anything else i should do?
    Poop-normal
    Eyes-normal
    Feet-normal
    Feathers-normal
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Is a vet an option?
     
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  3. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Free Ranging

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    Some Vitamin C powder over meal-worm always helps to fight the common cold, works even with us humans - but without the meal-worms, of course!
    3 Months old runners in the Ontario Winter? I hope you keep'em warm and dry? At three months mine were not fully feathered and i lost one during a cold snap.
     
  4. NicoleWinkels

    NicoleWinkels In the Brooder

    Thanks I will try that! Were in the southernmost part of Canada so we dont get the snow that most of the province gets. They got their adult feathers a couple weeks ago and i have a nice warm coop for them :)
     
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    WannaBeHillBilly Free Ranging

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    Interesting! One of my fellow project managers who lives close to Toronto once told me that he had to dig his house out of the snow and that the city of Toronto is dumping truck-loads of snow every winter into the St. Lorence river.
    One other thing: Even if you bought all your ducklings at the same day, one of them might be smaller than the others. At three months we had five normal and one significantly smaller duck (Fieps). Fieps was always running behind its larger siblings using too much energy to keep up with them so when we had two cold nights in late August, around 13-14°C, it was to much. Just have an eye on them and protect them from wind. At this age they have grown some of their adult feathers, but still have duckling downs below.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    If you can get Oxine ah you can mist it over your birds even put it into a vaporizer it is suppose to help with respiratory. Look up Oxine ah by Shagbark bantams online.
     
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