Mother duck drowning duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by K4zn4v3, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. K4zn4v3

    K4zn4v3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this morning I went to give my ducks fresh food and water. I found of of my ducks ducklings dead in a bucket of water, it appears that it got water logged and drowned. What I dont under stand is how this duckling managed to get into the bucket. This was a two week old muscovy, still very small. The top of the bucket was about 14 inches from the ground. I know they can jump, but I am finding this hard to beleive. The only other thing that I cant think of is the mother picked it up and put it in the bucket, which is also hard to beleive. Has anyone heard of this happening? I got rid of the bucket and went to get a automatic waterer for them.
     
  2. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I have also had scovie ducklings drown in just a little water. It was a kitty pool with just a few inches of water. The must have jumped in (I was also pretty surprised, these were 2 day old ducklings and the pool was also 12-14 inches) and got exhausted and drowned. I would assume that the same happened to yours. Remember scovies are a perching bird and have the ability to jump quite a bit, even the babies. I really doubt it was the mother duck.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm thinking the same, that it jumped up there and in and got water logged. So sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Muscovies are EXCELLENT mothers...I wish all ppl. Were that good of parents.
     

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