Duck died - what should I do next?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Myra, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Myra

    Myra Out Of The Brooder

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    I found my 3 year old female pekin dead this morning in the duck's kiddie pool. Her mate was swimming beside her - so sad. Now that leaves me with 2 males and 1 female - not good. So is it too late to order 2-3 more female ducklings this late in the season? I live in the NE of United States so would ducklings be old enough to be outside this winter? And where could/should I order them?

    Thanks,
    Myra
     
  2. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how did she die? just asking
     
  3. Myra

    Myra Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure the exact cause of death - she has been doing somewhat "slower" the past few days, just not herself.

    Myra
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    You might want to see if you can find out what killed her, sometimes a land grant university will do a necropsy.

    Have you considered adopting from a waterfowl rescue organization?
     
  5. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you located? It would probably be best to see if you can find a few full grown- or almost full grown ducks. Most hatcheries don't ship ducklings this time of the year because of the heat. I am located in Maine and have some if you aren't too far away. I have ducklings that are less than a week old as well as full-grown ducks.
     
  6. Myra

    Myra Out Of The Brooder

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    I sent you an email! Hopefully,you live close enough by me!

    Myra
     
  7. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know where you live, but the Nevins Farm/MSPCA in Methuen MA usually has some ducks available for adoption. I would call them if you don't see any on their website. That's where I have gotten all my ducks from. They are wonderful.
     

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