This year I decided to try hatching out ducks. I hatched 4 in June. The incubation and hatching process weren't any trouble, went slick as could be. When they were about 4 weeks old I started putting them in a small, temporary coop outside during the day. They absolutely loved it. I'd bring them in at night so they wouldn't get cold. All was well for about a week. All of a sudden they, one by one, started losing interest in food and water. Then they'd have a seizure and die. Within a week all four of them were dead. The only symptoms they had were not eating, not drinking, green poop, and right before they died they couldn't stand. Fast forward a month and I hatched out 8 more ducklings. They were good till about 8 weeks and then they same thing happened to that batch. They went in a different pen than the first bunch. I wanted to make sure that wasn't the problem. I'm currently struggling to keep my last two babies alive. One seems to be doing great. Unfortunately the other is not doing so good. I'm going to try to make some calls tomorrow to see if there's a vet anywhere near me that will treat a duck..so fingers crossed! Does anyone have any ideas about what could be causing my babies to die? I have racked my brain and exhausted Google and I still can't come up with a good answer. The only thing I can think of that they have all had in common is they share a dad. Could my drake be passing along some sort of mutated gene? None of this makes any sense to me. It's really frustrating and heartbreaking to have all my babies die. It sounds corny but I've put my heart and soul into these ducks. Having my little ones die for no apparent reason has been terrible. Any help or new ideas would be appreciated!