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Hi I was just wondering if ducks will leave your house to go lay eggs and hatch them. I don't think they were caught by predators because exactly 4 (2 pairs) are gone and spring is almost here. I just wanna know if ducks would leave home and go hatch babies elsewhere.
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Are there predators in your area?  I had two ducks go missing on two separate occasions and later we figured both had died because they never came back.  The problem was all fixed by building a run for our birds to make sure they stayed safe through the night.

1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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Originally Posted by murphyfarm View Post

Are there predators in your area?  I had two ducks go missing on two separate occasions and later we figured both had died because they never came back.  The problem was all fixed by building a run for our birds to make sure they stayed safe through the night.
Only predators we have are coyotes and Eagles. They have a nice run but usually fly off at night. They go hang out around the neighbourhood and come back in the morning. I am just suprised because all 4 birds that can fly very well up high and everything were all killed. It just doesn't add up to me. I feel like their off somewhere laying. Have you heard of ducks leaving and hatching babies?
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What kind of ducks?  I know the wild ones here are starting to feel the pull to the north, they couldve hitched a ride with a passing flock.

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And all 4 birds went missing at once
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What kind of ducks?  I know the wild ones here are starting to feel the pull to the north, they couldve hitched a ride with a passing flock.
I don't know exactly but they look similar to mallards. Maybe a commercialized mallard breed. I live in Vancouver Canada so I don't see why they would go any further north.
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Maybe they found someone else in your neighborhood that provided food or water, like cats.  I haven't heard about ducks going off to lay eggs, other people might though.

1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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