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Sudden duckling death why would it happen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by luckyducky1234, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. luckyducky1234

    luckyducky1234 New Egg

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    I had a male pekin duckling. He was hatched sept 13 2014. It is sept 28. I got home from a overnight trip and got him in the yard and turned on the water. He drunk like crazy. 30 minutes later I went into the coop and he was dead. I think he died because he drunk to much water to fast. Any ideas
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Who was taking care of him? Ducklings need water with food 24/7.
     
  3. luckyducky1234

    luckyducky1234 New Egg

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    My neighbor came down the same morning and fed and watered them.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    The only way to be sure of the cause of death is a necropsy. Very sad for your loss. It sounded like the duckling had run out of water.
     

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