Me and my mom are currently raising chickens and we wanted to add 4 littles Ducks to our flock. We ordered some at our local food farm supplies store and we picked them up today.
We ordered 3 females and 1 male. I think that the store sold the duck only for meat at the end, because the lady said that the wry neck wouldn't maters when we would kill it but we actually want them as pet!
When we first arrived there , the lady told us that the male has died during the transport. We were sad but we were also excited to see our 3 other ducklings.
When we saw them first they were in a box with no water and no food. We supposed that they were never fed ( They are supposed to be a day old ) and they were very hungry and thirsty ( We even stopped at a local store to ask for some water for them ). One of them had a weird looking neck and was always looking upward. I searched on the Internet and I found out she had a wry neck. I purchased Poly-Vi-Sol ( Vitamins for toddlers and newborns) and gave her 2 drops 10min ago, like it said on my research.
She is capable of eating on her own , but drinking is a little more complicated. She start to drink and then push her head so hard in the back that she fall and get stuck on her back. She has eaten a lot during the evening and I don't know if she manages to drink enough water for the food to pass through. I also gave her some molass with her food before supper.
Now it's bed time and she can't find a comfortable way to sleep. She's often stuck on her back and she fall asleep that way. Or when I hold her head up. I don't know how to help her anymore, and I'm scared that she is not going to pass the night.
Here's picture of her neck and how she sleep;
All my family including me is working all day tomorrow and we won't be at home to verify if she drink a good amour of water.
Is there any of you that know how can I help her? I had the idea of putting a brace around her neck to help it stay straight , is it good? I can't stand seeing her like that. I got so attached to her
Can anyone help?
Thank you in advance