This morning was the time where my two Aylesbury/Moscovy ducks were to be 'dispatched'. After plucking i was removing the innards and pulled out the windpipe and voice box on one of my ducks and the windpipe and voicebox itself were hard, dry and 'crispy'.
When i squeezed it it cracked like an egg shell. Very odd. The other duck was perfectly normal.
I had noticed when the duck was alive and tried to quack it let out just a whispy breath. Anyone had any experiences like this?