I have around 35 rescued muscovy ducks (some of you probably already know). They have been very good at staying in my yard and close to the house. A few weeks ago they started their mating behavior and with the weather getting warm very quickly I noticed there were a few areas dug out in their bedding and in my flower beds that looked like potential nests. I also noticed some of the girls going under my oil tank in the leaves. I checked under the tank and there are no nests or eggs.
Well a few days ago in the morning I noticed there were about 4 females missing, and a few days later a couple more went missing, including one my favorite most sociable girls who always waited at the door for food. There are no signs of anything having happened and all the drakes are still accounted for. Could they be going off somewhere to lay eggs? I checked all around the house, through the woods around the house, bushes, brush, under things etc and haven't seen a single sign of them. How far will they go to hide their eggs?
I really don't want ducklings and I miss my outgoing girl Goofy. Thoughts?