I killed my baby duck

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

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    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

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    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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