Runner duck found dead with insides out.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by froggie71, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    It's a hot day today and I sent my DS out to make sure his ducks had fresh water. They also have a pond that they have been swimming in all day. He found 1 of his almost 2 year old runner ducks dead with her insides lying outside of her. She had an egg next to her. Not sure if it was hers or not. She had been sitting on a nest for awhile, but did not hatch any ducklings. Not sure if she was just getting back into laying again or what. I think we will throw this egg in the bator and hope for it to hatch.
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I am so sorry, that's just terrible. i recently lost one of my girls but thankfully i didn't have to find her remains all laid open somewhere. hope the egg hatches for you [​IMG]
  3. RunnerDucks

    RunnerDucks Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2010
    Middle Tennessee
    The insides on the outside may have nothing to do with cause of death, FYI.
    Intestines can be expelled if the pressure from the gasses that build up inside a body after death become too great.
    Icky, I know, but just wanted to let you know that it may not be a symptom.
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Thanks Bleenie. It was a tough loss for us as she was 1 of our original ducks.

    Runnerducks thanks for the info. I hadn't considered that. Will probably never know what happened.
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    So sorry to hear about what has happened.. Its hard enough to loose them without the added sadness of the way she was found. Hope the egg hatches for you..
  6. littlehenny

    littlehenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2009
    I am so sorry! Wishing good thoughts for the egg to hatch..
  7. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] I am so sorry you lost your runner duck, it is hard to lose our friends. Runner is now over the Rainbow Bridge. Sorry about the way you found runner.
    Best wishes and good hatching for the egg. [​IMG]

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