My Duck is Missing!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GwenFarms, May 7, 2008.

  1. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I went out at about 6 this morning and noticed our male duck walking around alone. I thought his mate was laying, but now after nearly an hour she still hasn't shown up. I don't know where her current nest is, but according to everyone here pekins will no longer sit. He is clearly distressed and I would think if she was sitting he wouldn't be so upset. Where could she have gone? Its hard to believe a predator big enough to take a duck could make it into my yard, through the dogs. I just don't know whats happened to her [​IMG]
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Awww, I sure hope she shows up. Maybe she didn't hear what everyone else said, and she IS setting somewhere! [​IMG]
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    I'm sorry you are worried. I would be too. I am crossing my fingers that she comes back to you soon. She's a woman... maybe she went shopping. [​IMG]
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    I've lost 4 ducks to owls, 2 just recently. I hope she's just taking a walk or maybe she's just that "odd" pekin that sets (even leghorns set sometimes). But it could be an owl.
  5. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Good News! She turned up around lunch time. I don't know where she was, but I'm sure glad she is back, but nowhere near as glad as her mate! I think maybe she thought about sitting, but then decided it was too much work. [​IMG]
  6. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    It is possible she was sitting, last year I had a duck sit on the porch inside a large dog crate, her mate was very upset because he didn't know where she was, he didn't go on the porch and couldn't see her from the ground.

    Normally I wouldn't think the mate would be upset, my sister's duck is sitting and her mate is very protective of her, but if he didn't know where she was at it's possible.

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