Help ducks won't swim anylonger

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ilovemyducks, May 21, 2011.

  1. Ilovemyducks

    Ilovemyducks New Egg

    Jul 29, 2010
    I have only had my ducks for a little over a year, I have a natural stream in the back of my yard, that they normally would spend 80-90% of the day. We have had a lot of rain however some days have just been cloudy. They will not go in if it is fast flowing but that is not the case this last week. Even when the females were nesting the males would still go in. there not nesting now just laying but will not enter the stream. Any thoughts or has anyone ever noticed the same. I am a new at this and just over worried it been about 8 days. they do hang out by the house it's not like their traveling looking for food. Thanks
  2. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Welcome from western Kentucky! Glad you decided to join us! As for the ducks, check their feet and legs REALLY well. It's possible there may be something in the creek / stream that has attacked/frightened them. My neighbor lost 1 duck to a snapping turtle and had another severely injured (lost most of its foot). If you can safely do so, check for snakes or turtles in the area.
  4. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds. I don't know anything about ducks, sorry.
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. I agree with crtrlovr, it could be something that has spooked them. Good luck [​IMG]
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
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  7. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
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