Young duck heart attack??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KittyKattens, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. KittyKattens

    KittyKattens In the Brooder

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    We had a bad storm last night and even though my 2 ducks and 2 chicks were sheltered, we came out to one of our ducks dead. No problems with coop and all others were fine. She has no marks... Could she have had a heart attack due to storm being that she was almost 7 weeks old.
     
  2. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    So sorry for your loss! :hugs
    No idea if ducks can have a heart attack due to a violent storm, my ducks are usually way more calm during thunderstorms, heavy rain or gusty winds than i am. But i wouldn't rule it out. Are the other's behaving normally?
     
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  3. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    ide consider something more logical like botulism or an infection and make sure the rest are healthy

    heart attacks are possible but everyones ducks have had big scares and most lived
     
  4. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Agree! - I was about to have a heart attack during a violent thunderstorm, where my ducks were standing at their door, quacking to be let out and play in the rain…
     
  5. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    Mine are more likely to have a heart attack when I bring in the bag of death (pine shavings) during storms. I am :oops: and they are:wee
     
  6. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Whats up with that? Mine completely come unglued when i bring the bag of shavings!
     
  7. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    I don't know. I call it the bag of death because I have had the goose brain herself when she saw it and the others throw themselves into the walls. I try hard to make sure they are outside before I bring in the bag of death. I don't know why this is so scary. They go crazy.
     
  8. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    I shouldnt laugh but they are such goofs

    My old appleyard used to run into the fence and get up to his shoulders in the hole of the netting and get stuck everytime
     
  9. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    Laughing is good. I feel much better that other s had th bag of death experience.
     
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  10. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    Sorry OP
     
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