Wild Duckling With Runny Nose


In the Brooder
May 20, 2017
So my mom works as a vet and so sometimes they bring rescued animals for adoption there like cats or the likes- recently though, someone had found a lone duckling and brought it there.

Now it is mine to take care of with my mom, though we have a problem: It has a runny nose. The duckling itself seems to be fine as it eats, swims (under supervision for around 30 min) and does its business as well as cleans itself while in the water. Though it still has a runny nose! The liquid is clear like water, as consistent as water, but is not water as it just comes out his/her nostrils almost all the time.

I wipe it off of course but it keeps coming back at a regular pace no matter what! It's not sneezing more than it should (aka rarely) and is kept warm while sleeping plenty. What is it and what should I do?

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Aug 26, 2009
Out to pasture
Sorry I don't know much about ducks. But the folks on the "Duck thread," certainly do. If you put that in the search box it should come up for you. I hope things work as well as on the old site.

I am a techy failure and used the search box a lot to navigate BYC.

Yorkshire Coop

Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Aug 16, 2014
Hi :welcome

That's very kind of you to take the duckling in. Hope you found the duck section ok, I'm more than sure the keepers there will be able to help you.

Good luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow

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