My Muscovy Disappeared!! HELP!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickenMannR, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. ChickenMannR

    ChickenMannR Out Of The Brooder

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    So, today, we were going about our daily business, as you do, when we noticed one of our Muscovy Ducks, Elvis (my favorite) was gone. Our first thought was coyotes, as we've had many birds lost to them, but after checking everywhere for about 10 minutes, we came up with nothing, no blood, feathers, or tracks. Our next thought was that he flew off, so could you please tell me if, when, why, where, and for how long Muscovy's migrate for. Thank You!!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    Muscovy do not migrate. If one goes missing it generally means something took it. One of mine went missing in the spring without a sign too. Coyote will carry them far off to eat them.
     
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  3. ChickenMannR

    ChickenMannR Out Of The Brooder

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    :hmm I suspected as much, but will keep hoping he turns up. Thanks so much!:hit
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    So sorry.
     
  5. CarleeAnn

    CarleeAnn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don’t know what your set up it, but our Cayuga has gone missing twice. Our ducks are in the far back right corner of the property in a 13x6 privacy fenced area next to the shed, which is also enclosed in a fence, in the backyard which is again enclosed. When our duck went missing we suspected a cat due to our area but same as you, no tracks, feathers, blood, etc. Our other duck wasn’t even scared! We went searching for six hours, checking all neighbors. When we went to bring our other duck outside again to bath (we brought her in because we were afraid she would be attacked) our other duck came waddling out from behind her coop!! We checked there too so who knows where she was hiding. Next time she went “missing” she was hiding behind some large flower pots and patio furniture... No idea how she got out of two layers of fence -can’t find any holes- but we are working on reinforcing it.

    I hope your duck shows up soon!! I hope for the best with your ducky and I am so sorry if he does not return. :hugs
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Muscovies can fly, so it's possible he flew off and got lost. Drakes don't fly very well, so you might want to expand your search to 1/4 mile from your property.
     

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