Lost 4 Peking ducks last night!! No idea why!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by debrasage, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. debrasage

    debrasage In the Brooder

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    We lost four of our 10 ducks last night, they were completely fine and quacking and acting normal when I got home from work! My husband fed and watered them twice and they were good. Then this morning four were dead. They share a coop with some guineas and we’ve lost three of them. Any idea what is going on????
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Terrible...Change anything? A predator?
     
  3. Jpat

    Jpat Crowing

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    its been so cold out. where are you from?
     
  4. ChickenCowboy02

    ChickenCowboy02 Predator Slayer

    Any wounds on the back of their head/neck or under their wings? If so it's probably a mink or weasel. Do you lock them up at night?
     
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  5. debrasage

    debrasage In the Brooder

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    Nothing has changed and they are in a coop so no predator, they were just laying together
     
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  6. debrasage

    debrasage In the Brooder

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    We live in MS, it’s definitely cold her but we do have two heat lamps in the inside of the coop, they are able to go out in a little gated part but there’s plenty of room inside.
     
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  7. debrasage

    debrasage In the Brooder

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  8. debrasage

    debrasage In the Brooder

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    We do lock them up and we didn’t see any kind of bite marks or really anything on them.
     
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  9. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma We are the makers of our own history.

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    It's possible they have some kind of illness or worms. It might not have been affected them or they were hiding it and some kind of stress put too much on them and they passed. It could have been the stress of cold or a predator trying to get to them.
    Things like this can be a mystery you never solve.
    You could send one in for a necropsy. That might give you some answers.
    I'm sorry for your loss:hugs
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Run a heat lamp? Hmmm? Mold in the bedding?
     

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