back in june i received my first order from Holderread's. 5 WH, 5 SA and 7 magpies. first, my beautiful magpies, 6 of 7 end up being boys. at 5 weeks, i lost a harlequin and an appleyard, don't know why. every one else was fine. last week i lost an appleyard female, dead in the pen in the morning. a day or two later another appleyard female developed water belly extremely fast. she looked like a dog with bloat, poor thing. we put her down this morning. they are not even close to laying, only a bit over 3 months old. they are on waterfowl feed, fresh water daily, grass good golly, i did everything by the book and still end up with dead ducks. thinking i would rather jab a pencil in my eye than order ducklings again.