Ducks sleeping on roof no more.... :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by peterlund, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I THOUGHT it was cute. All my neighbors smiled and pointed... 2 of my Muscovy ducks started spending the night on my roof a while back... Soon 2 more joined in and refused to go back into the coop... The two newer rebels didn't have the talents to fly up as high, so the bunch comprimised on spending the night on the railing of my deck.... Until last night that is. No bodies to be found... A huge clump of brown feathers, and a smaller pile of white featheres with a slight bit of blood... Thats all that is left! [​IMG],[​IMG],[​IMG] Should have tried harder to get them back inside.
    Just ranting.. I know it happens and I should have been more diligent. Hard lesson learned at their expense. SIGH!

    I tried looking for more evidence, but nothing noticeable.. I was hoping to see one or two up in a tree, but they are nowhere in sight..
     
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  2. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] so sorry !! I hate makin mine do something if they dont want to tooo...
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    S sorry about your ducks. thats why I trim wings.
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Ouch that is so heart wrenching. [​IMG]
     
  5. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    So sorry they didn't make it.

    The first day that mine flew to the roof was the day they got a wing clipped. They hated it. I hope you can get some more soon. Country Hatchery is going to be offering colored Muscovies again this year.
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear about that, but it's possible that most of the others are still alive, but were scared away by whatever got one or two of them. They may be back.
     
  7. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is terrible. [​IMG]

    Live and learn. [​IMG] Things happen when you least expect it.
     
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  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my gosh im so sorry. im goin through the same thing right now i just found my goose...and wel... [​IMG]
     
  9. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am hoping for that, but am planning on the worst... They were a very happy bunch when they were a bunch. My dog is sniffing around like a maniac. There must have been mayhem. Poor babies.
     
  10. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my gosh im so sorry. im goin through the same thing right now i just found my goose...and wel... [​IMG]

    I know how you feel... Angry, upset, confused and vengeful.... And a bit of other things. Sadly, all I wanted was to give them a fun existence. Gotta re-think all the stuff that is human I guess! Sorry about your Quacker. I had a wonderful summer with free-ranging chickens and ducks... But as winter sets in, and food gets scarce.... well our birds look mighty tasty I guess.
     

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