devistated: my mallard is gone :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mickeymousears, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    SLO; CA
    Just before sundown Thursday there was a ruckus -chickens screaming ducks hiding- and then my very sweet precious mallard was gone (sob). My husband thinks he heard her fly over the fence-weve scoured the neighborhood hung lost posters and even went to the local lake with no luck! I'm still hoping shell reappear in the backyard but 3 days later my hope is waning. I understand that there was always a possibility she would fly away but we've had her and the other 2 ducks since they were a week old and she seemed happy AND this past week I noticed her and the Rouen enticing the male peking to do the nasty so I thought for sure she would stick around since she found a mate. All that aside the highest I had ever seen her fly was maybe 6 feet high and a few feet across the yard and NEVER over the fence. So I'm most worried that A she has no clue where she is and B she hasn't built up the strength to fly any significant distance. If she has found a new home that's fine- I just would like to know she is safe.
    I'm also worried she flew into someones garage and they didn't realize so now she's stuck. I just can't shake the feeling that she didn't mean to fly away and is lost or hurt but idk what else I can do.
    Any thoughts??
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] i hope she makes her way back home, I have one duck and I worry he will fly away too [​IMG]
  3. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    SLO; CA

    Little mallard we miss you!!

    My sweet quackers!!
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  4. kkattt

    kkattt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    [​IMG] sorry to hear that. Good luck! [​IMG]
  5. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2011
    Hopefully she'll come back. I worry about that too with mine. She knows where home is so she may come back.
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Sorry to hear about your mallard. I hope she comes back home.
  7. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2007
    A technique that I have used to draw in wayward ducks is to put one in a cat carrier...preferably your loudest one....and put him or her in the yard. The missing one, if she is in earshot, will use the call as a beacon and follow the sound home. Best of luck!
  8. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2011
    Durham, Connecticut
    Where are you located?? We had a small female mallard show up in our flock today. She's got a small piece missing out of her bill.

  9. mystkblu

    mystkblu Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2011
    SW Colorado
    I do hope she returns - that is a horrible feeling when one is missing. [​IMG] I hesitate to say it but it sounds like you had a predator visit your flock. Don't give up hope that she might come home, but you might want to take a look at your enclosure security just in case a raccoon, bobcat, fox or dog hasn't mistaken your flock for the local fast food joint. I really hope she turns up soon.
  10. LLCoyote

    LLCoyote Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Ok I'm new to ducks and mine can't fly so don't think I'm cruel... but why didn't you clip her wings?

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