So I open the deadbolt in the shed and I guess I made a a bit of noise and I suddenly hear this flapping type noise against the plastic brooder box. I plug in the light and see my Cayuga duckling on her side kicking her feet and looking like something was very wrong. I pick her up and she had her neck stretched out with head kinda back. I set her down and she was very unsteady in her legs and frankly looking like she was dying. I pick her up and hold her close and talk to her and stroke her and she seemed to start coming to and I put her down and she was still a little unsteady on her feet but was looking much better and I stayed talking to her and she started preening herself so I figured she was just startled half to death. The other duckling was perfectly normal.
Has that ever happened to anyone before? I'm going to be so worried about her now all night. I don't want to go out and startle her again if she is sleeping again. I hope that's all it was! 🙁