My ducklings necks are swollen! Help!

Camryncollins812

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Some background information first.
There are six ducklings: 2 are 3-4 weeks, two are almost 2 weeks and the smallest two are almost a week old.
They are on chick starter/grower and chick grit.
They have a niacin supplement in their water.
They have their bedding changed twice a day, depending on how messy they get.
I’ve had all of them for almost a week.
They remain under heat lamps and in cages in my living room to protect them from the elements since the weather has been so bipolar as of late.
They have been wonderful,
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until today!
I don’t know what happened! I feel horrible! I was allowing my three year old to help me feed them from our hands, I read that’s how to make your babies friendly, so I thought we would try it. I laid down a towel and put their waterer in the middle and then put the feed in our hands and allowed them to go back and forth between my hands and my daughters. After they had eaten I noticed ALL of their necks were bulged! It’s a lot more prominent on the older two because they are losing that baby fluff! What’s wrong with them? What can I do to help them?! They’ve had no injuries, stings or thread (that I know of). Help my ducks! Please
 

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Some background information first.
There are six ducklings: 2 are 3-4 weeks, two are almost 2 weeks and the smallest two are almost a week old.
They are on chick starter/grower and chick grit.
They have a niacin supplement in their water.
They have their bedding changed twice a day, depending on how messy they get.
I’ve had all of them for almost a week.
They remain under heat lamps and in cages in my living room to protect them from the elements since the weather has been so bipolar as of late.
They have been wonderful,
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until today!
I don’t know what happened! I feel horrible! I was allowing my three year old to help me feed them from our hands, I read that’s how to make your babies friendly, so I thought we would try it. I laid down a towel and put their waterer in the middle and then put the feed in our hands and allowed them to go back and forth between my hands and my daughters. After they had eaten I noticed ALL of their necks were bulged! It’s a lot more prominent on the older two because they are losing that baby fluff! What’s wrong with them? What can I do to help them?! They’ve had no injuries, stings or thread (that I know of). Help my ducks! Please
Welcome to BYC! That looks like food in their crops to me, which is normal.
 

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