I just want to share a story with a bit of advice fir ducks. A couple of years ago my dad and i went out to his polebarn real late so he could show me his new ducks. When we got out there they were all in the pool and the water was a little deep(big no no), my dad shooed them all out and found one was in the bottom not moving. His beak was gray, he was not breath, and tho he was still limp he looked very lifeless. He was very cold too. Now ive done cpr on humans, but never on a duck. So i had to do a fast search. I came to a page that said 5 quick breaths(not too strong onky enough to watch the chest rise and fall! Its very important not to be too strong) and follow with 10 compressions(fingers only! You dont want to crush them) just enough to watch the chest go in. So i decided to give it a try. My mouth went over the entire beak and stopped just before the breath holes. I started the 5 breaths and watched water spray out of the holes. I started the cpr. Within 10 minutes the bird was breathing. It was very short and shallow, and the bird still could not move. I took it inside and wrapped in a blanket amd continued doing basic first aid. By two hours the duck could lift its head but still not move water was still coming out of the nose and with its best effort it still couldnt quack. So i put it in a box with a towel and called it a night(praying for the best but knowing i needed to sleep). The next morning i woke to quaking. I looked in the box and it was walking around trying to get out and quacking like crazy. So #1 dont let the water be taller than their legs when theyre young. They can get too crowded and get trapped underwater. #2 CPR is very easy on a duck, you just habe to be gentle and always hold the head and body. My dad was going to bury it when he found it. We were positive it was dead. So #4 take that chance! happy thursday everyone!!