i found one of the ducks dead when i opened the shed to let them out and feed them this morning. they'd all seemed fine when i tucked them in for the night. i always spend a little time with them, checking their condition before i close them in in the evening. maybe i missed something. i'm not sure what happened. they could have been spooked in the night and she may have been trampled or she may have eaten something terrible in the afternoon that caught up with her.
ducks are such sweet creatures and they bring a lot of joy to me. it's always sad to lose one of them.