Lost my first duck :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by secretquail, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. secretquail

    secretquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is about the only place that I will get the sympathy that I need. I'm heart broken. The other night, I came home to put my little flock in the pen for the night. When I know I won't be back before nightfall, I put them in a little fenced yard with an electric fence on. The 2 drakes were standing together, and Lucky, my girl was in the little pond. Golden was nowhere. I looked around and found her. She had stuck her head through the fence and must have gotten stuck on the electric fence somehow. If anyone remembers, about 6 months ago, a friend asked for some eggs for his daughter to hatch. Just before the hatch date, my friend had a stroke/heart attack. His daughters were able to keep it together because a week later, all the eggs hatched. This hen was one of those ducks, so she meant a little more to me. I will never tell my friend's wife (my friend is still struggling with life), but no one else can imagine how I feel. ...and now I have to adopt out Golden's brother, because now I have 2 drakes and 1 hen. So really I'm losing both of them.[​IMG]
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    aww i know my friend and i swapped hens like just one each hers got attacked by a dog liek the one i gave ehr and then she told me realy upset and scared of my reaction and myne that she gave me got killed by a stoat i never found it so hard to say anything but she was cool about it i still feel really bad, and RIP to your poor duck!
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    So sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:So sorry to hear about your duck.. [​IMG]
     
  5. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did your best to protect her, and we can't be there all the time (don't we all WISH we could!). I know that doesn't matter now, but it will someday.

    Sorry for your loss, and your ducks. I have a small flock too, and a loss would cause total upheaval.
    I also would have to come here for sympathy. Most people just don't get it. (If they got a couple ducks they would though.)[​IMG]
     
  6. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry. My husband thinks I nuts with the ducks and so does everyone else. If something happens to them I will be heartbroken. Maybe you can find a friend to take the drake and in the Spring can get another hen and maybe the drake can come back?
     
  8. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you can find someone near you who has a female that needs a home! You should check around Craigslist and even here!! Good luck!!

    Laurie
     
  9. hugaduck

    hugaduck New Egg

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    [​IMG] What a sad time. I am so sorry for you.
     

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