lost Lyra today :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklove334, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    I've lost my cayuga Lyra today [​IMG]

    she had just started brooding her 5 eggs, thats where I found her,

    somehow sbe was crushed beneath the VERY light board that i used as nesting places. I'm not sure how or why she was squished, but she would have been able to have moved out from under it, her eggs were still slightly warm,one was broken, it was fertile, I am hoping atleast one of her four remaining eggs are too, I put them in the bator, I am going to get actual nest BOXES done ASAP.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  2. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Sorry for your lose [​IMG]
     
  3. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww that's horrible. She wouldn't leave her nest for that board, what a good mom. Sorry you lost her.
     
  4. OzarkCountryGirl

    OzarkCountryGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry you lost her. [​IMG]
    I hope the remaining eggs all hatch for you. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    She did have a VERY strong mothering instict, even long before she was well old enough, last fall she "raised" 5 two week old Muscovy ducklings.

    and I only waited until she finally started laying, even then her only BAD habit was being "nun" duck, she only ever let Jacobi the mallard drake mate with her, and even that was very seldom she's allow it.

    the cracked egg was one of only MAYBE 6 fertile eggs from her.


    I'm praying to the duck-gods for babies from her. [​IMG]
     
  6. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, so sorry for your loss....what a sad story!
     
  7. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh how sad! I'm sorry for your loss.
     

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