Hi everyone, i'm a worried newcomer. my 6 week old pekin duckling woke up yesterday morning with hardly no voice or quack, and it was always very vocal. it does make a noise but very, very low. almost a whisper. besides this, it appears very healthy. i know is has not eaten anything it shouldn't have, so it doesn't have anything stuck in its throat. it can eat and drink just the same as before it lost its voice. there does appear to be a little swelling(not a huge amount, and it may have only been the way it was holding its head) in the throat/neck area. it is currently sleeping in a large deck tub while the coop is being built(the duckling and some chicks were a rescue from a terrible school project). i'm wondering if it may have injured it neck on the rounded edge of the tub while i was carrying it out side. any suggestions from anyone? any holistic approaches to reducing the swelling?