Lost a baby duck today -- feeling sad!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OCchickens, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    Brea, California
    We had 3 2.5 wk old pekin ducks, and were gone for 1.5 hrs this evening (full daylight). I left them outside in a little pen right near the back porch, where they've been staying during the day for the last several days. When I got home, one was lying dead with blood around its wing and a little blood on its neck, otherwise intact. I don't know whether my little bantam hen attacked it or a neighborhood cat... I feel so bad that I didn't lock them up before I left. It seems obvious in hindsight that these little creatures are very vulnerable. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    so sorry for your loss .my the other 2 pass of old age
  3. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Sorry to hear you lost a duckling but at least you have the other two. Don't be too hard on yourself - hindsight is always so clear but only because of the mistakes we've made. [​IMG]
  4. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    Brea, California
    Thanks for the words of comfort -- I love how understanding people are on this website!
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Quote:Awwww...SO sorry!!! [​IMG] SO sorry for your loss!
  6. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I'm sorry that you lost a duckling. [​IMG]
  7. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, you're have a roller coaster of a few days with this terrible thing happening and the pipping eggs. I am so sorry for your loss of the duckling.
  8. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2009
    Eastsound, Wa
    [​IMG] sorry about your little guy [​IMG]

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