The Duck gal

Gracenotes

In the Brooder
Jun 5, 2020
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Hello all,
My husband and I have just begun our hobby farm adventure. We have been happily married for 10 years and have 5 beautiful children.
We like to do music together, take walks, find adventure and play a little mario kart and watch Dick Van Dyke on the side. We believe In Jesus, and have devoted our lives to the Lord.
I actually don’t have any chickens... just ducks! I have two Mallard ducks and two White Layer- (or Pekin?...) ducks. I also own a guinea hen and a cat. The guinea hen was raised with the ducklings to be their protector since we don’t have a dog. He now thinks he is a duck and faithfully follows them everywhere.
I got ducks because I wanted their eggs, plus I like to watch them!
I found this group from my google research on raising ducklings... apparently you all know a lot about that too!
I joined this group because last night two of my ducks and my Guinea hen Disappeared. We think they were frightened by lightning but we don’t really know. They’ve never left home before. I wanted to know if anyone has had this happen and if the ducks might come back. They were closed in a large run I made them. They usually sleep there unless it storms. I went out at the 1st sign of lightning and the 3 were just gone. The cage was still closed but it does have a 3” gap in one area. I never thought the ducks could fit out the gap- but they must have. My poor white ducks are so forlorn and keep looking for them. I’ve walked and driven all over, but no sign of them.

-Brittany
 

Gracenotes

In the Brooder
Jun 5, 2020
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Welcome!
How sad that your ducks are gone :( You have a lot of predators around? I'd keep searching, even if someone took them, there will be signs of feathers. They could have flown really far though... Don't know about the guinea hen, do they fly well?
Good luck! :fl
We live in town. There are a lot of stray cats but I don’t think a stray cat could take down three birds. The guinea has flown twice when it got startled. The Mallards have never flown - but of course they could... I just don’t know if they will come back. I’ve never seen any of my birds separate so I’m surprised the three left the two behind.
 

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