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devistated: my mallard is gone :(

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

  1. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    Little mallard we miss you!!

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

    kkattt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] sorry to hear that. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    Sorry to hear about your mallard. I hope she comes back home.
     
  7. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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.

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  9. mystkblu

    mystkblu Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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