Ducklings dead

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckmanly, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Duckmanly

    Duckmanly New Egg

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    I'm trying to find an explanation for this.I have 6 khaki Campbell and 5 Rouen ducklings about 4 weeks old.Yesterday I found two dead in their pen and no sign of outside intruders.Has anyone else had their ducklings kill each other?
     
  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! Do they have a warm place at night?

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  4. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have warmth? I don't know where you are, but the last couple nights here in NC we've had temp drops, so it's been cold in the morning still when I get up. This morning the air is so crisp, ick
     
  5. Duckmanly

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    I'm in Texas so it's still pretty warm here but I had been using a heat lamp at night.It gets a little chilly at night,50s but not too bad.I haven't the past few days and they seemed ok but I might turn that back on again.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How large is the pen?
     
  7. Duckmanly

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    I figured it out somewhat.Something dug under to get in.The hole was small so I didn't notice it at first.Looks like electric fence time.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Probably something like a mink they can get through a 1" hole so very sorry for your loss. At 4 weeks they need temps around 70*
     

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