I have a visitor. hopefully the little one wont be with me long- the shorter the visit the better since it will mean that it is no longer under the effects of being thiamine deficient. A friend dropped by tonight to borrow one of my ducklings, She had 2 hatch and had pretty much given up hope for this little one- thinking she had to have it put to sleep - she didnt want the other being alone. Instead we have swapped- I have this beautiful little baby who cannot hold up its head and keeps flipping over onto its back. It the worse case of stargazing I have seen since raising my own duck Flippy 2 years ago. This baby is from the same farm as where I got the eggs I hatched flippy from- so they are related in some way - but this is not a genetic condition and can hopefully be rectified. I have it drinking water with a multivitamin in it in a much larger dose than what is recommended for maintenance in the hope that it will regain the strength and control of its neck. I have also taken some video footage of the little one- so that I can see if there is improvement, It is a bit distressing though. Its getting late here and I have to go finish up feeding everyone else and head off to set this little one up in bed with me for the night. Holding it is the only way to keep it calm and stop it from flipping over - so if thats what it takes.... hope it only poops on the towel I put down. Hopefully by tomorrow when I get home from work i can post with news of something more positive about this little one...who will also by then have a name.