Muscovy duck help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lisa Dancisin, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Lisa Dancisin

    Lisa Dancisin In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2018
    Hi, my name is Lisa.
    September last year a Muscovy duck took up residence at my home. (She came from a lake not far from my home) In January she hatched 17 ducklings. I was to get her back to the lake where she stayed until about a week ago. So she’s back laying eggs again. Now usually she comes and lays an egg, stays all day but then leaves every night and goes back to the lake to roost in the trees. Today she tried several times to take off but couldn’t get enough height to fly over the wall that surrounds my yard. I think she’s losing her flight feathers but not 100% sure that’s it at all. But now she’s stuck in my yard sitting in the middle of my pool. There is zero shelter over the pool and only palm trees in my yard. I don’t know what to do for her. My question is will she be okay in the pool all night? I read it could be weeks before she’d be able to fly. Should I try to take her back to the lake?

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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Lisa :frow Welcome!

    Sorry, I know nothing about Ducks but you may want to post your question on the Duck Forum. Best wishes to her and you!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
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  4. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    I hope they can help you at the duck forum!
  5. Lisa Dancisin

    Lisa Dancisin In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2018
    Thank you all. I will try the duck forums. I’m so glad to be here, I’m already learning so much! Thanks for the navigation help too!!!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I too suggest the duck thread. I would really like to know what happened to the 17 ducklings she hatched. I hope at least some of them survived.
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  7. Lisa Dancisin

    Lisa Dancisin In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2018
    1 drowned in my pool before I could get her out of my yard. 10 of them survived.
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  8. Lisa Dancisin

    Lisa Dancisin In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2018
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  10. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC, Lisa! It's great to have you (and your duck friends) here!

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