Question about Mallards?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Matilda hen, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Matilda hen

    Matilda hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi ,
    I'm getting hatching duck egg's in spring , and well...Ive chosen the Mallard , as I hatched a cross of one last year , and she was amzing , So if you have any information you think I may find helpful , pease comment , but my main question is , will they migrate , and if so will they know where to go? I mean , i don't want a fly away home scene lol , but I really wouldn't like to Pionion them either , as i'd be delighted if they migrated , but how can I ensure they will be on the right track , if there even is a way...Thankyou for your time.
     
  2. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have had wild mallards hatch on my pond every other year
    Once hatched the mother rarely stayed more than a few days


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    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Domestic Mallards will not most likely migrate. They should also not be encouraged to try to migrate. They have not been raised in a wild setting and would most likely be the first birds to be killed by predators.
     
  4. Matilda hen

    Matilda hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awh , theose photo's are absolutely heartwarming , so cute , thank's for sharing , and Ok thankyou , i was just wonderign what to expect , thankyou both :)
     

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