Duckling drowning other ducklings need advice

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by featherfooted, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    About 4 weeks ago I hatched some Snowy Mallard ducklings. I gave 2 to a Friend's Daughter so She and her Husband could raise them to have as pets. One of them died so I replaced it. She just called and said that the first one drowned the replacement and they think that's how the other one died now. They were letting them swim in the bath tub and the first one stood on the other one and drowned it. Has any one had this happen before? If so why is this happening and how can we stop it. I don't know what to tell her as they are very attached to the ducklings. Help!

  2. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    You've got to watch the amount of times ducklings swim, they get tired. I have a feeling they're leaving them in the tub to long. They can't get out of the tub so have to continue to swim, tell them that if they want to let them swim for a while they should put something in the tub (like a couple bricks) so they can have something solid to rest on.

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