Rest In Peace, Beans!!!! (Pics of hubby's duck)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cjeanean, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Well, just a few hours ago we put all three of our three months old ducks ouside in their water tank to swim. Two hours later my hubby went outside to check them, and our Ancona, Beans, was floating in the water half-submerged. Hubby picked him up out of the water, and we discovered he wasn't dead all the way, but within a few minutes died. We don't know why, the other two ducks are fine, but we noticed that Beans' foot was bleeding for some reason, and I suspect either the baby catfish that's in the tank with the ducks or my cousin's one yr old, who accidentally fell on Beans the other night. Maybe his foot was injured and he couldn't keep swimming??? Whatever the case, Beans was my husband's duck, and he's very sad about it. Rest In Peace, Beans!!!!

    Pics of Beans: (He's the black and yellow/white duckie)

    Baby Beanie

    Baby Beans and Baby Eggnog

    Big Beans (Far left)

    Big Beans again (far left)
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2008
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    So sorry to hear of your loss... That's so sad. :aww
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    thanks, my hubby is so sad about it.....he just feels really bad cause Beans was only 3 months old, and we got the ducks as pets, not really for food....we were hoping for at least one female and one male, that way we could breed food ducks. These three were just our pets. [​IMG]
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I don't think catfish would have anything to do with it unless they are big enough to drown a duck. That is wierd how he died. They don't stay cute for long. [​IMG]
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  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    [​IMG] Im so sorry....give your DH a big hug.
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    I'm sorry to hear you lost him!

    He was a very beautiful duck!
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    I guess what I don't understand is how he died. I've left all three ducks in a full bathtub in which they couldn't touch for HOURS on end, all I can think is that somehow his foot got injured or something else was hurt and he couldn't keep swimming so drowned. But he didn't act hurt, either!!!! I know he wasn't sick, there was nothing wrong with him biologically. I don't know, it's so sad!
  8. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Kodiak, Alaska
    Poor Beans! I'm so sorry for you and DH's loss. :aww

    That is a tough one to figure out. Maybe he got an internal injury when he was fallen on last night? How big is the catfish? I do know they will go after pretty big critters.

    Was Beans a magpie duck? He looks EXACTLY like the magpie baby I just got and the grown-up pic looks like magpie adults.
  9. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Yeah, we thought he was a magpie, but the hatchery that sold him to the feed store doesn't have them, just anconas. The catfish was only like 6 inches long!!!
  10. Im so sorry.

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