Khaki Campbell with VERY tight crop/throat

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  1. QuailMum

    QuailMum Just Hatched

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    Hi all! I am raising two ducklings- a khaki Campbell and a black Swedish -for my AP Environmental class. today I went to check in on them and I noticed how bulged and stiff my khaki's throat area was. My AP teacher said to get her in water so she could drink a lot to either wash it down or cough it up. I had her in 2 tubs since I've been home and it still feels very tight. She's pooped a few times, though the stool is very watery. I'm worried she was eating the wood chips from the cage she was in at school? They're both about 3-4 weeks old, so decently sized, I'm just wondering if there's anything I can do to help her move whatever it is out? Thanks.
     
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  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do your ducklings have access to grit? or dirt and rocks?
    and do they have water 24/7?
    they need the water at all times. and grit or dirt / tiny rocks from outside so they can digest things like wood chips, or whatever foods and things they eat
     
  3. DwayneNLiz

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    any update @QuailMum
     
  4. QuailMum

    QuailMum Just Hatched

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    What is the best way to make that available to them? Is letting them poke around out side every day enough or should I supply a pan or dirt/grit in their cage?
     
  5. DwayneNLiz

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    either way will work, if outside they will find their own otherwise you need to provide it to them but not in their food, on its own
     
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  6. QuailMum

    QuailMum Just Hatched

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    Awesome thank you so much! I'm glad I can rely on people like you to help me out with the big questions!
     
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  7. DwayneNLiz

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    we are all here to help [​IMG] enjoy your new ducks
     

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