I went out this morning to let my ducks out around 9:30. i went out and all the boys started talking to me. i opened the door to the house like i do every morning and waited. no ducks came out. i suddenly noticed that everything was wrong, the food was totally on the wrong side of the house and the nest was destroyed and there were no eggs. thats when i noticed slushie hadn't quacked. i had heard chubby, lucy, and toby, but no slushie. i quickly looked in and she was covered in blood and she wasn't moving. chubby was trying to get her up and his chest was covered in her blood. thats when i feel apart. i screamed to my dad that something got slushie. from where she was and where i was, it looked like her head was almost off. he came running and i called her name, and thats when she lifted her head. she was still alive. we quickly took off a wall of the house to get her out. my parents made me go inside so i wouldn't see her, we weren't sure how bad it was. it was bad. her neck was raw and covered in blood with holes in it, and she was missing all of her feathers and some skin on her back. we wrapped her up in towels and she was still alive and breathing. we called the vet and they said to bring her in right away, and that is exactly what we did. i was hoping and praying there was a chance that they could save her. by the time we got there, she was breathing very hard and was shaking and going into shock. they took a look at her, and said she was hurt too bad, that they couldn't save her. so they are putting her to sleep. i am just in pieces and crying so hard. she was my baby. and she was killed by her mate. he had never hurt her before, ever, and then he just tore her into pieces. i miss her and i just wish we could have her back. the house looked like one of my worst dreams. her blood and skin and bloody feathers were all over the place. blood was scattered on the walls. i feel like i'm going to vomit, and i just miss her. i was just holding her and telling her it was all going to be okay the whole time, but it wasn't. i miss her.