dead chick just out of egg ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mama dixie, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. mama dixie

    mama dixie Chirping

    Aug 11, 2011
    I went out to take care of our ducks today and we have two hens on nests. the ducks are buff ducks very friendly and have hatched eggs before. as I was turning to leave one of the mama ducks made a funny noise and I looked down and there was a dead baby duck, just out of the egg still wet. there was a tiny bit of blood on it but no sighn of trama or injury. I picked it up woth a trowl and looked at it close but no life and it was just so sad. I told the mama I would take care of it and I am going to bury it but why did it die? any ideas? I put watter and food in with the girls setting so they dont have to leave the nest for long I was thinking maybe one of thoes horrid ravens got it or something..[​IMG]
  2. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Songster

    Jul 21, 2011
    east taunton
    it could of hatced to early or it could have pulled out its own ambiblical cord.[​IMG]

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