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I'm trying to find an explanation for this.I have 6 khaki Campbell and 5 Rouen ducklings about 4 weeks old.Yesterday I found two dead in their pen and no sign of outside intruders.Has anyone else had their ducklings kill each other?
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It could be sudden duckling death syndrome.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/768976/sudden-duckling-deaths  Read this.  

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I'm trying to find an explanation for this.I have 6 khaki Campbell and 5 Rouen ducklings about 4 weeks old.Yesterday I found two dead in their pen and no sign of outside intruders.Has anyone else had their ducklings kill each other?

Welcome to BYC! Do they have a warm place at night?

-Kathy
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Do they have warmth? I don't know where you are, but the last couple nights here in NC we've had temp drops, so it's been cold in the morning still when I get up. This morning the air is so crisp, ick

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I'm in Texas so it's still pretty warm here but I had been using a heat lamp at night.It gets a little chilly at night,50s but not too bad.I haven't the past few days and they seemed ok but I might turn that back on again.
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How large is the pen?

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Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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I figured it out somewhat.Something dug under to get in.The hole was small so I didn't notice it at first.Looks like electric fence time.
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I figured it out somewhat.Something dug under to get in.The hole was small so I didn't notice it at first.Looks like electric fence time.


Probably something like a mink they can get through a 1" hole so very sorry for your loss.  At 4 weeks they need temps around 70*

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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