I just killed 2 of my ducklings. I have Storeys book for ducks and no where in there dose it say to take the water away from them after 15 min. I didn't read the care info on Ideals web site because I had a whole book on ducks that I read from cover to cover. I ordered 4 ducks and 3 chicks from Ideal and it took 3 days to get them. One chick DOA and another I am waiting to see if it will recover. The ducks looked good. I gave them sugar water and grow gel and they loved it. They drank and drank. Now I have 2 dead ducks!!! The yellow slip of instructions Ideal sent with them said nothing about taking the water away. I am soooooo upset those ducks survived 3+ days in a box and they finally got here and I killed them because of lack of info. I'm waiting to see if the final 2 ducks die too. When I got them they were so cute running around all over and I was shocked when 1 hr later the first duck died. Then another started acting sick so I called Ideal and they told me about the water. They drank them selves to death.I am horrified. This is so awful. I'm so mad because it was totally avoidable. I double checked my book and it says nothing about this. It says to provide a constant source of water, and regarding shipped ducks it says to waiit to give them food for the first 20 min or so. It says to put greens on the water to encourage them to drink. NOTHING about remove the water. When I got the order I read all the info on the packing slip and there was nothing there either. Something that vital should have been included on those instructions. Its terrible to loose a pet because of something you did. Am I the only idiot that dosen't know ducks will drink themselves to death? Is there anything special I need to do for the last 2 ducks? I removed everything water and food both. I know they can't have anymore water for a while and I was concerned they would choke on the food without water to wash it down. If they live how long should I withhold water? Boy i'm really not sure if they are going to make it. The other 2 were perfectly fine then they laid down, fell asleep and didn't wake up. I'm mad at myself but I think Ideal and Storeys book really let me down.