Mysterious duckling death

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FluffTheDuck, May 21, 2019.

  1. FluffTheDuck

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    We don’t know what killed it. But it died in the corner, with its head straight up.
    My 8 week old Cayuga duckling.
    This morning, about 20 minutes ago.
    In the duck brooder. The duck brooder is inside my duck coop which is sealed pretty well.
    It died with its head straight up, on its back. I went to go see who it was (looks like Daffy the other Cayuga, I’m not sure) and it’s face was all scrunched up. Looks like it lost an eye. Since cayugas are black, I couldn’t see any blood. But I called my dad to come to my house to take care of it (he lives right by me) and he will take a look at it.
    snakes. Quakers (the grown up male) killed a snake yesterday. And I saw another one last night. That’s all I could think of. Could this be a botulism death? All of my ducks are pretty healthy it looks like to me and I cleaned out and put fresh hay in yesterday. Other ducklings? The adult male? It rained yesterday, could it be too cold for the little one?
     
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  2. MadisonOde

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    I’m so sorry for your loss. I would not be exactly sure what killed it, but I would recommend moving them into a garage or something if you can.
     
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  3. FluffTheDuck

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    Yeah. I’ll be checking EVERYWHERE. I’ll apply another thing of super small sealed wire because I don’t have anything like a garage
     
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