My duck died and now the other one won't eat

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by IhaveducksXOX, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. IhaveducksXOX

    IhaveducksXOX New Egg

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    So my duckling died since my dog killed it but now the other duckling won't eat and gets scared when I try comfort it. My mom is thinking about giving the duckling to a barn since she doesn't want it to starve it self to death. What do you think is the best thing to do?
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you tried feeding it by hand?
     
  3. Nyla

    Nyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buy another duckling to company the duckling. Ducks are social and needs a playmate. Tractor Supply is selling ducklings as right now. You can buy some from them.
     
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under IhaveducksXOX [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss [​IMG]

    You might want to also post your question on the Duck Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
     
  5. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree buy another duckling.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree, get another duck but, I would post on the "Duck thread," first to ask if it needs to be the same age or ???? for them to get along .
     
  7. IhaveducksXOX

    IhaveducksXOX New Egg

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    Tysm for responding! My duck is starting to eat now
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Great news! [​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Happy your duck is eating and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     

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