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post #1 of 8
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I recently released 4 Muscovy ducklings. They were 13 weeks old. 3 hens 1 drake. My Ancona mix immediately fixated on the chocolate hen and proceeded to mate her- over and over. This is day 5 and she is missing. Do you think he killed her? I can find no feathers anywhere.
post #2 of 8

released ?

A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yes, they were penned until I let them out on my pool.
post #4 of 8

She maybe hiding somewhere.  If he killed her you would find the body.  I'm sorry I hope you find her.  

post #5 of 8
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Ok another question. Sadly I lost my brown hen. Right after she was gone he turned his attention to the white hen. She is now gone. The third duck we believe to be a hen he has not bothered at all. He has a mate who is laying eggs just wherever. I have never seem him mate her. What is the deal? She makes a nest, lays one or two eggs then the next day she lays in the water.?
post #6 of 8

ducks lay whenever and wherever the mood strikes them.

 

I let my girls out of their hut this morning and one made a beeline for the woods to go lay an egg...

 

 

Are your ducks penned up at night? If not, I'd suspect a predator taking your girls.

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
We got game cameras. I have fox and coyote roaming my yard at night. The city animal control officer is working to decrease the population.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
How large does the door need to be on a floating duck house?
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