Sudden death

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Athiena14, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    I went to check on my ducklings and found one passed away. It had been doing just fine earlier today. Food was still there, water was all drunk. But that was normal for this time of day when I get back from work. It was a khaki Campbell.
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    IMG_0239.JPG IMG_0227.JPG How old are the Ducklings..Without water they can suffer from choke..I use these water containers for Ducklings
     
  3. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hmm?..If heat is fine but run out of water with feed they can choke. Sorry that happened...
     
  5. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    I didnt think about that. I'm upgrading their pen tonight so they won't run out of water halfway through the day. Gonna be a lot like this but smaller. This is how they are late in the day when its hot out
     

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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    They need a way to get out of sun too.
     
  7. Athiena14

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    I have a tarp over it usually on one side. I have one right now that's lost control of its movements. Like seems like its spazzing out. Its holding its head crooked. And squeaking out in what seems like its scared
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Something is not going right..What type of feed are they on?..What do you use for bedding?.
     
  9. Athiena14

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    They are on game bird growing food. Its supposed to be for ducks, turkeys, quail. The bedding was aspen chips. I took them out last night wondering if that was it. Its now just a towel
     
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    The duckling passed away last night...
     

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