I killed my baby duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SundownWaterfowl, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Today I went to check on my call ducklings in the brooder. I have 2 of them. They were both fine. I gave them food and went grocery shopping. I came home to check on them and my 1 week old call duckling was dead. He had his head pushed in the waterer and drowned. I had the waterer in the corner of the brooder and he got his beak in there and couldnt get it out. I feel so horrible. I just killed my duckling.
    I felt sick looking at him. [​IMG]
     
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I'm so sorry - accidents happen - it wasn't your fault.
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I am so sorry. Ruth is right, accidents happen and it wasn't your fault. I know that doesn't make you feel much better though.
     
  4. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
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    I am so sorry, life is hard sometimes to be sure! May your heart quicly heal from it's sorrow.
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    My friend did something similar to that. He built a water hole for his 3 week old ducklings and forgot to cover it and 3 could not get out. and three died.
     
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  6. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
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    Sorry, i've had my share of mistakes with ducklings too. We dug a pond for them and one drowned. Don't worry, the best thing is to learn from it and take care of the other one.
     
  7. Sparrow

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    I'm so sorry that happened to your duckling. It sounds like a freak accident, you can never really predict those. [​IMG]

    He knows you loved him, though, and I believe his little spirit will be with you forever. [​IMG]
     
  8. He knows you loved him, though, and I believe his little spirit will be with you forever.

    Thank you. That brought tears to my eyes.​
     

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