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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducks4me, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. ducks4me

    ducks4me Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently released 4 Muscovy ducklings. They were 13 weeks old. 3 hens 1 drake. My Ancona mix immediately fixated on the chocolate hen and proceeded to mate her- over and over. This is day 5 and she is missing. Do you think he killed her? I can find no feathers anywhere.
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    released ?
     
  3. ducks4me

    ducks4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they were penned until I let them out on my pool.
     
  4. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    She maybe hiding somewhere. If he killed her you would find the body. I'm sorry I hope you find her.
     
  5. ducks4me

    ducks4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok another question. Sadly I lost my brown hen. Right after she was gone he turned his attention to the white hen. She is now gone. The third duck we believe to be a hen he has not bothered at all. He has a mate who is laying eggs just wherever. I have never seem him mate her. What is the deal? She makes a nest, lays one or two eggs then the next day she lays in the water.?
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ducks lay whenever and wherever the mood strikes them.

    I let my girls out of their hut this morning and one made a beeline for the woods to go lay an egg...


    Are your ducks penned up at night? If not, I'd suspect a predator taking your girls.
     
  7. ducks4me

    ducks4me Out Of The Brooder

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    We got game cameras. I have fox and coyote roaming my yard at night. The city animal control officer is working to decrease the population.
     
  8. ducks4me

    ducks4me Out Of The Brooder

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    How large does the door need to be on a floating duck house?
     

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