Originally Posted by DonnaMiniFarm1
It's Monday and the chick is bouncy still raspy but seem like she will be ok. The duckling seems a little better she is walking around breathing heavy she drinks I just blended some greens in her water see if she will drink that . Would you cook the egg ?
I would try scrambling it (no non-stick pans) and mush it up with a bit of water so it is very very soft. She may have a sore throat, maybe very soft moist foods would be easier for her to eat. I would think little sugar mixed in might be good to raise her blood sugar levels, that could give her the energy to eat more.
If that doesn't work I would try blending raw egg with a bit of sugar in water and see if she will take that. Basically whatever works to get some nutrition in her, she may not be able to eat dry crumbles.
As far as letting her swim, she may have soot in her little nose so that might be a good idea if you watch her like a hawk so she doesn't get overly tired and drown, or get chilled afterwards. I am no expert on ducks but I rescued a duckling once and the little thing nearly died when she tried to sleep in the water bowl (feathers soaked through and her body temp dropped), so be careful with that!
Edited by Sonya9 - 10/26/15 at 7:03am