Male Khaki Campbell found dead

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fifenashia, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. fifenashia

    fifenashia Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Eastern Kentucky
    Yesterday my youngest son went down to put all the birds up in the coop so we could let the dogs romp and he found our 6 month old Khaki Campbell Drake floating in his kiddie pool/pond. No signs of injury, no physical deformities of any kind and our female 18month old Mallard was swimming right alongside him. No clue what the heck happened!!! All the chickens and duckie appear to be healthy this morning. The pool water s kind of grody with algae and whatnot but the other duck is fine today. My husband went ahead and buried him but I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about the breed that would help explain how a perfectly healthy duck just keels over while swimming!

    He was eating and drinking fine, all the females in the group are laying still so I'm assuming stress was not a problem, they have been together for months now and get along great, they have free range of about an acre fenced in back yard daily and also have layer pellets, fresh water and the occasional fruit or veggie treat (none in a few days though as I have been working late) I had sand at the bottom of the coop and there is a pile of sand in yard for the chickens to dustbathe in and use as grit if wanted. I think I have done everything right, but apparently not...

    I truly don't expect to know what happened, but If I can prevent the loss of anymore... they are family pets... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  2. galgo98

    galgo98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2011
    Lebanon, Pennsylvania
    [​IMG] I don't have any suggestions, but [​IMG]
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    [​IMG]I am so sorry for your loss,
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] Sorry for you loss. I can't offer any insight, but sometimes these things just happen.
  5. fifenashia

    fifenashia Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Eastern Kentucky
    Thank you all for the [​IMG]

    I guess even knowing wouldn't really help much. He's still gone [​IMG] But the rest of the flock seem to be doing well today, I let them out and gave them some special treats and extra attention. Thanks again you all.

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