Ducks during thunderstorms?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farmdude, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had ducks for 10 years and never lost a one during a thunderstorm. I lost five 8 week old ducks last night. They simply disappeared overnight. They were in a 3 acre fenced in enclosure on the pond. They can't fly yet, don't think they drowned. No predators out last night. No bodies or sign of them anywhere. I'm dumbfounded.[​IMG] Any ideas?
     
  2. Red Maple Farms

    Red Maple Farms Wish Granted

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    I've had my pekins stampede the the electric poultry netting fence during a close thunderstorm before, and they got out.
     
  3. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I figured they got spooked and got through the fence somehow. Not sure how or where. Their wing feathers haven't grown in yet, but maybe they got over the 4 foot fence anyway. I'm very sad about it. I live in a thickly wooded rural area. I'm sure something will get them.[​IMG]
     
  4. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After 3 days my little duckies came home. I'm so happy.
     
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Fantastic news!!!!! I bet they are as glad to be home- as you are to have them back again.
     
  6. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures! Mine are enclosed in the chicken coop and run area with a swimming pool and during storms they stay out in the rain! Weird ducks!
     
  7. GrumpyOldMan

    GrumpyOldMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love happy endings. Good for you and the little ones. [​IMG]
     
  8. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    whew! Where's the big "wiping the brow, sigh of relief" smilie when you need one? So glad you got your babies back!
     
  9. EZZIEMAE

    EZZIEMAE Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG]:woot
     
  10. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    [​IMG] So glad they made it home safely!
     

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