Does anyone know how far/far ducks migrate?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by klaneskis, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. klaneskis

    klaneskis Hatching

    Nov 4, 2014
    Hello everyone,

    This is the story: I raised a duckling wood duck in summertime ( his entire family was ran over by cars and he was the lucky survivor). As he got older I got him a female mallard from a duck farm as a companion. As they grew up the male grew into a handsome wood duck and the female grew into a mallard. Originally I thought he was a mallard because I couldn't tell when he was young so they made the off couple. I couldn't stand the guilt of keeping them penned in and I didn't feel right clipping there wings. I live in a very nice area so they were save in the yard and just stayed in their pool happily all day. I was hoping that since they had everything they need, they wouldn't listen to their instincts and fly south. However, on the evening of October 26th thy finally left. I was devastated and searched local ponds but I knew they had went south for winter.

    After they left I joined Backyard chickens. One member posted a thread about how a wood duck flew to his farm with a female mallard. I saw the pictures and I swear on everything that my ducks ended up on his farm. The member has been very nice in exchanging photos to compare. He also described their behavior which is the wood duck is very domestic and friendly while the mallard is skittish but follows him around, He is in Mississippi and I am in Connecticut.

    This brings me to my far and fast can ducks migrate? It would have been 5-7 day flight for them
  2. Ducklvr

    Ducklvr In the Brooder

    Dec 22, 2010
    Okay, so I'm not going to be very helpful with this but I am VERY interested in hearing how it turns out for you...
  3. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chirping

    Oct 30, 2014
    I'm interested to see what happens too because if there following their instincts then they will come back home after their trip

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