Sad News

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by my2divas, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. my2divas

    my2divas Hatching

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    My daughter's big white duck just died & we have no idea what might have happened. He was about 4-5 months old & was doing great. Big airy pen with a deck & swim area as well as a little house to go into. About a week ago I noticed he wasn't eating very much, but was still his energetic, squawking self. Last night he was sitting down instead of running up & down the fence line of his cage area but got up & started "talking" to us. When my daughter went out to feed him this morning he was laying on his side & was dead. We just started raising chickens a year ago & this was our first experience with a duck. Does anybody have any idea what might have caused this?
     
  2. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Songster

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    I am so sorry for your loss! [​IMG] It is always hard to lose an animal. I hope you figure out what happened.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    A necropsy is the only way to be sure. A local vet might tell you where you can get that done at no cost, the body needs to be kept cool - refrigerator temperature - not frozen.
     
  4. veronicasmom

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    I am so sorry[​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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