My female muscovy flew away last night

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jkah37, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. jkah37

    jkah37 Just Hatched

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    Hello! I am posting this in hopes to find some answers. I have had 5 ducks since June of this year. One mallard, two muscovies and two call ducks. All get along great and are definitely a little spoiled. However, last night i went out to put them in and my female muscovy (maddie) was no where to be found. She has always enjoyed flying since she realized she could but has never gone too far. Just the neighbors yard, on top of the shed roof and one tree branch in our back yard. I have had my muscovies since they were ducklings and i happened to pick a female (maddie) and a drake (lucky). Just wondering why she may have flown off on her own when she has a mate/drake? And he is in his prime of "mating" right now. Im worried about her out there on her own [​IMG] Please help!
     
  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep him closed in. You dont want him leaving to find her. I was gonna say hopefully he will make noise to call her back but...muscovy.
    There is a chance she will come back, just look VERY thoroughly for her. She might be sitting up in a tree where you just cant see. I had a chicken do that once and I swear I looked leaf every on that tree...Guess where she was in the morning?

    Good luck and keep us updated
     
  3. jkah37

    jkah37 Just Hatched

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    He is a very large drake, hasnt been able to fly much higher than three feet above ground lately because of his awesome but heavier set body lol. I have been outside with them all morning in hopes she'd decide to fly back hearing me and her "family" out there. Even refilled the pool which was one of her favorites. Im gonna take a walk around and look through the trees. But can you guess what color she is??? BROWN! Ugh! It will be difficult to see her in the now brown leaves of upstate ny. There is a large pond about 2 blocks away. Going to walk there in a few. Was really hoping she just roosted in a tree for the night but shes still not back [​IMG] Thank you for the reply and I will definitely keep you updated!
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

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    They always pick the best times to run away right?
    Good idea to check the pond, bring some treats or something in case you find her.
     
  5. Lilki

    Lilki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my mallards flew into my neighbor's dry pool a few weeks ago. If I hadn't seen him do it he would've been really hard to find. Hopefully yours is close by and will come home soon.
     
  6. jkah37

    jkah37 Just Hatched

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    Seriouly! Lol. No luck at the pond unfortunately.
     
  7. jkah37

    jkah37 Just Hatched

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    My mallard flew to the pond 2 blocks away, and she chose to stay. Found a mate and an entire mallard family actually. Nice thing about it is i get to see her still whenever I want until they fly south. Im shocked that maddie flew away, she has her mate and is always the first to greet me. I just hooe shes ok and is watching me frantically looking in every tree from one of them! And thank you! Glad you saw your mallard do it, there is a pool next door but its covered and she isnt on that either [​IMG]
     
  8. Bills vs Beaks

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    Oh dear... maybe she'll get hungry for dinner later and learn her lesson
     
  9. jkah37

    jkah37 Just Hatched

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    I'm certainly hoping so. Getting more and more worried by the minute.
     
  10. Mirei81101

    Mirei81101 Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry about your duck.... I hope she returns safe and sound.
     

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