In the Brooder
- Jul 26, 2016
Hey everyone. So this week I lost a duck to a fox when they were free ranging in the evening (not sure why it didn't kill all 4 of my ducks, but I saw the fox coming back shortly after) so since then I was nervous and I kept them fenced in in their coop. The one that was killed had seemed off for a few weeks. Her sister had been acting strange for a few weeks as well but I didn't think much of it and she sat by herself after the fox got the other. Today, I went into the coop to let the last 3 out for the day and found her laying there dead with her eyes open. I wrapped her in a towel and am going to bury her in the garden but I have no idea what would have caused this. both those ducks came from the same farm where they were going to be used for meat or eggs so I am not sure if it is a genetic problem in them or if I am doing something to make them sick. last night my boyfriend had to pick her up to put her in her coop for the night (which he didnt tell me until this morning). Can anyone give me some advice? I give them scratch grain, let them free range and give them new water in a large litter box every other day nearly and lock them up every night so I am not sure if it is something I am doing to make them sick or if it could be a disease I am not aware of. I am devastated right now as I lost 2 ducks in a week but I suspect they were both sick. any help is appreciated.