Yeah, we haven't had any luck selling the ducks yet either. Have some one who wants 2 females and a male, but we only had a few females we're keeping... So more meat for our freezer.
On that note, I processed 4 more boys last week and have decided I need a butcher buddy. I was so bored plucking by myself, and it goes so much slower when only 1 person is doing it all.
And the sickly d'uccle chick died like I thought it would, had to put the one with slipped tendons down. Down to 3 chicks. Sigh.
Are you looking to raise the D'uccles for yourself? *hugs sorry about the two losses.
Sorry about your lost chickies, I know silkies can be prone to nutrient deficiencies I wonder if the breeder is having an issue she is unaware of.