One of our ducks is dead

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wendy, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    I went outside to feed some leftovers from lunch to the ducks and chickens. One of our Khaki Campbell hens was dead [​IMG]
    I did not find any blood. Don't know what happened. There is no rooster only chickens, ducks and one peacock in the pen together. I had just gotten 5 eggs finally from all 5 ducks just a couple of days ago. We bought them last spring. There are 3 drakes, but could one of them have done it? There is one drake that chases the ducks alot. One of the Khaki Campbell drakes.

    What do yall think happened? It was a nice sunny day. The coop and pen is not far from the back door and porch. So should not have been a preditor. Plus I had the windows open and was home all day. I think I would have heard something?
  2. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    port orchard,WA
    wow how odd
    i wonder if she was sick?
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    Maybe she got eggbound , Was she old . I had a pheasant choke on bread this summer did she choke on something ?
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I am sorry Wendy.

    Is it possible all your drakes piled on her and injured her internally? That happened to one of my ducks a couple years ago.
  5. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Thanks everyone, she was just about a year old. And all the had was laying pellets in the feeder. I am at a loss for what it was. No one seemed sick or looked sick.
  6. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    It could have been egg binding. Even if you feed the best diet calcium rich, they can still have problems if the eggs are odd shaped or too small. that would be my guess since their were no outward signs.

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