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Dead duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thebritt, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Yesterday we found one of our 2 ducks dead under a bush. She was fine the day before - good weight, normal behavior, no hint of any impending doom. No sign of any injury, blood, nothing [​IMG] . We only have one other duck, and she seems pretty upset. What a bummer!

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    so sorry, and sorry for the remaining one can you possibly get it a mate so it won't be so lonely. [​IMG] to you both.
  3. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Quote:Yea, I might have to get someone before I hatch out any baby runners. Poor girl...
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Sorry for your loss... I also saw your other thread about your duck laying- and questions about broodiness and how to hatch the eggs etc.. just wondering... Did you have more than just the two ducks on your property... Only asking as if you only have the one duck left here eggs wont be fertile if you dont have a drake as well- so regardless of if she goes broody or not- nothing will be hatching from those eggs.

    Edited to add... Ok..just went back and reread the other thread... Its not your own ducks that laid the 4 eggs you are getting? It might sound silly ....but some people really dont know that you need a drake around. guess you knew this and thats why you were getting the eggs from somewhere else.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2011
  5. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Songster

    Jun 27, 2007
    I'm so sorry you lost your duck today...so heart breaking. I hope you're able to get a playmate for your remaining duckie.

  6. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    A stoat /weasel will kill fairly cleanly . You might keep a close eye on who is left
  7. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Quote:Yes, I'm getting eggs from someone who is pretty sure his eggs are fertile. I know my remaining girl won't be broody, she never has been, even when I knew she and the drake we had at the time had "gotten together". Maybe that's why I hadn't gotten any feedback on that other thread? I guess It sounded like I didn't know the "facts of life"? Oh well....

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