ducklings are so cute. Mum used to hatch them and we played with them behind her back. She "lied" that they will die if we handled them too much. Now I know, she didn't want us to get too attached. Because our animals were not pets.
Aww. . . so basically they died because you didn't play with them too much. I am sure they were tasty though. I'd love to raise some for food but honestly I am not the fond of duck.