Just when I thought I had everything under control...the chicks and chickens were old enough and healthy enough to go outside to their temporary coop and all of the muscovies were looking really good and healthy. We are literally picking up all the supplies this weekend to start building a big coop with a huge run and I thought I have my house back and I'm getting everything under control. I was wrong. About a week ago five really rough looking muscovies showed up in my yard. They wouldn't let me near them but they hung out nearby and waited for a chance to get food. They had crusted faces and beaks, very underweight and ragged looking and the one is dragging it's wing. I didn't think much of it, many of the others showed up in similar condition and with good food and plenty of fresh water they've done quite well. Around the same time we started getting a lot of rain and the temperatures have dropped lower than they've been in a few weeks. Now I've noticed that many of my ducks sound congested (rattley breathing) and have dirt caked in their noses. They are still eating, drinking and playing in their pools though. They drive me nuts because they have several places to get in out of the rain and they choose to just get soaked and stand in the rain all day and night. This morning I noticed one of the girls was sitting up against the house and when I approached her instead of moving like they usually do she just sat there. She refused to stand and seemed to be shivering, but she didn't have any nasal discharge, her breath sounds were normal, her stomach was soft, no sign of being egg bound. She was holding her head up like normal and looking around though so I put her in the small coop to stay warm and dry and left for work. When I got home she had died I have no idea what happened to her. And I have no idea if the new stray's have made nearly my whole flock of ducks sick or if it's this super wet and cold weather suddenly. It hasn't affected the chickens at all. I've been putting ACV with mother in their waterers and I have Oxine ah on order but it is not scheduled to arrive until mid next week. Is there anything else I can do at the moment? I have approximately 35 ducks and about half are displaying signs of illness so it's not like I can bring them all into my house. I mostly just needed to get that all out, I'm a little frustrated at the moment, if it isn't one thing it's another. Sicks ducks, weather not cooperating for construction to start on the new coop (we should have had the foundation done a week ago but mother nature won't stop dumping water on us). But if anybody has an thoughts or suggestions I'm open to try anything I can.