Ms. Tickles Flew Away

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tom NJ, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Tom NJ

    Tom NJ Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2011
    We have a Cayuga and two mallards. They have a small house they sleep in and they wander around the house and yard going back and forth to the stream during the day. This morning when I let them out, Ms. Tickles, the mallard hen, flew toward the stream like she does every morning, but she never stopped. The drake didn't follow because he wouldn't leave the Cayuga hen behind. I once heard her calling a ways off in the woods, but am here with two small children and can't go searching for her. I hope she comes back.
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Hopefully the male will call her back, but I know many people have had their Mallards take off and do what Mallards do.
    I dread the day mine do this, but also know at some point it will probably happen.
    I hope she comes home for you.
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    So sorry about your duck. Maybe she will come back at feeding time. Fingers crossed for you.
  4. Tom NJ

    Tom NJ Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2011
    She's back. She was gone for several hours, but showed up this afternoon. Glad she is back, I hope she stays.
  5. sandracollins

    sandracollins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2010
    dublin ireland
    clip one of her wings so she can not fly
  6. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    i had a juvenile mallard hen never come back becuase we have woods and lots of predators but hopefully she swam off on our creek..

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