Questions about new ducklings

Tuwamare

In the Brooder
Apr 15, 2020
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Western Oregon
Hi...I'm relatively new to the forum. Been reading a lot of the wisdom here. :)

We received our Metzer Farms order early this morning of 4 blue Swedish and 2 Buff ducklings. We got them set up immediately, showed them the water, had a nice warm place for them, and so on. Within an hour, one of the Buffs was twirling in circles, then flipped on her back, and died. One of the Swedish has a slightly mismatched beak. S/He seems to drink okay so far, but s/he hops a bit peculiarly. Hopefully that will straighten out.

We got 2 Anconas from Wilco at the beginning of the month...no problems with them. Then we got the last 2 Saxonies from Holderreads up the road...no problems with them. Granted, these new little guys have had 3 days in transit and they are tinier than any of the others we got at close to a week old. Any advice to keep the other new ones healthy?
 

Tuwamare

In the Brooder
Apr 15, 2020
25
30
36
Western Oregon
We were following the instructions from Holderreads...but we can definitely go look for NutriDrench.

Now, at 2 hours home, 3 are active and running around, and 2 are cuddling under the MHP (mama heating pad).

This is the one with the off beak.
beak.jpg
 
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