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Grieving old duckie

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by IssyLot, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. IssyLot

    IssyLot New Egg

    Mar 12, 2016
    advice please!

    One of my 2 girls passed away today. She was nearly seven so really good for a mini silver appleyard and she had such a fun attitude.

    Anyway, this has left her old sister bereft and calling for her.

    Is it best for us to take her to our local farm to be with other ducks or will the shock of the move at her age cause more stress? Is she better off being cared for at home alone?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. WafflesNTimmy

    WafflesNTimmy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 26, 2016
    My condolences and prayers go to your sweet duck! [​IMG]
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  3. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

    Apr 20, 2007
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I think the shock of moving her would be to much for her. Is there anyway you can get a female duck to come and live with her?
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  4. IssyLot

    IssyLot New Egg

    Mar 12, 2016
    thank you for your kind words. I would be loathe to bring another singleton in and have the same issue when my old girl dies, likely in next 12 months at her age, poor bub. Only got room for two or I'd bring in 2 together now. [​IMG]
  5. daisygirlfp

    daisygirlfp Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2016
    Minden, Nevada
    How sad for you and your duck. Ducks really don't like to be alone. I hope you can find her a companion. We have a two year old gimpy khaki campbell that would be just ducky. (Nevada:)

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