Lost a magpie duckling last night :'(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jennajolynne, May 19, 2017.

  1. jennajolynne

    jennajolynne Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night I got home from work and noticed one of my three two-week old ducklings wasn't walking around. It was the magpie duckling which was the weakest upon arrival but I nursed her back to health. Her foot was curled up into itself and she looked weak. She has always been smaller than the other two ( one is a rouen, the other a blue Swedish). I got on here and looked at some other peoples posts and I splinted her little foot onto a fitted piece of cardboard with medical tape and I put electrolyte solution into her water and made her drink some. She just laid lifeless in my arms and called for the other two. I laid her close to the food and water and the other two came right over and laid next to her to keep her warm. I have been feeding them duck and game feed so I thought that would be sufficient with what they need for nutrients. The other two along with my five week old pekins are thriving. I cut them up fresh fruit and vegetables and put it in their water for treats and give them meal worms and such. Is there something I did wrong or could have done to prevent her death? I feel so terrible. :'(
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    The poor little thing...It almost sounds like a heart defect?...Sorry for your loss...:hugs

    Best wishes with your other Ducklings....:frow
     
  3. jennajolynne

    jennajolynne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!:frow
     
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  4. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :hugs

    It sounds like you tried everything you could of done, but unfortunately it does sometimes happen :(. Try not to blame yourself and try to focus on your other two lil' duckies.

    Charlotte
     

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