Call Ducks Finally Hatched

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lacrystol, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I wouldn't kill the snakes you find unless you want to have a vermin problem. But if it was a rattlesnake, I'm fairly confident that you would not have found the chick at all.

    I'm really sorry for your loss. Sometimes the little ones just don't make it for one reason or another, that's why most prey birds are so prolific.
     
  2. clousert

    clousert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they don't like to be turned so much like chickens do. I only roll mine over 3 times a day. Just a thought.
     
  3. peachncrm37

    peachncrm37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couldn't find any Pygmy rattlers. Tweek was full grown so no way a Pygmy could've eaten him.

    Hopefully it was just an isolated incident. I know it happens but still sucks :/
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    So sorry, if it was a snake he would have struck and left, I don't think they stay around where there's that much commotion..
     
  5. clousert

    clousert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear about Tweek. It definitely sucks. Hope it was just an isolated incident also. What made you think rattler? Were there puncture wounds or was it just a guess?
     
  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Agree mine gets turned four times only because they are on a turner.. Lol you all know how I set mine on the turner..
     
  7. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Oh man oh man, it's my turn, due this Friday, I'm nerves, I can hear my fan acting up!! My humidity is going spastic.... I'm stressing
     
  8. peachncrm37

    peachncrm37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I was kinda hoping rattler I guess? He had no marks, eyes clear, mouth clear, he was a good weight, no blood, no messy vent or anything....so was just trying to think of logical alternatives.

    Either way I freaked and cleaned everything as best I could in case it was something he ingested. Hated losing him.

    By the way I'm confusing Tweek. It wasn't Tweek, Tweek is a girl. It was the spotted male I got from you that we originally thought was a girl. Either way, very sad to lose him. I hope I don't lose any hatchlings. Have 7, and tomorrow is day 27. Three seem to be zipping, so tonight is going to be a LONG night.
     
  9. clousert

    clousert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no. I hope everyone makes it out safely
     
  10. clousert

    clousert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always sucks loosing one of the kids. Sucks even more when you don't know the cause in my opinion.

    Hope all 7 of your little ones make it out safely too
     

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