What are the chances they will come back?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cgjsmith, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BEI ducks fleww south last fall. Is there any chance at all that the little buggers will come back? Crystal
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    What are BEI?
     
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I think she means Black East Indies.

    Sorry, I dont have an answer for the original question, though [​IMG]

    meri
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I highly doubt it.
     
  5. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say no to them returning and I would doubt that they survived very long on their own.

    When they got away, did you check with any neighbors to see if they had seen them?

    giffy
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  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Quote:Ditto, and if they do consider youself very lucky.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    oh boy would i bawl my eyes out if that happened to me. If they do come back i advice keeping them in netted pens, OR clip their wings.

    If they did make it where they were going someone might have taken them and clipped their wings, i know if i saw such gorgeous ducks in my yard i'd snatch them up [​IMG]
     
  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I doubt they have any "homing" instincs..

    did you actually see them fly south?

    If they should miraculously come back,they will be so wild you will be lucky if you can shoot their wing tips off, much less get close enough to clip their wings..

    semi wild ducks do not fare well against predators..

    I guess my answer is NO..
     
  9. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured that!! I did bawl my eyes out as well. I asked around nd noone has seen them Oh well lets try again :S Crystal
     
  10. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 mallards met up with a wild flock living at a near-by lake last year. I know I should have clipped their wings but they were so beautiful flying loops around our property. They flew back and forth throughout the summer but took off in the fall. They actually brought a wild female back with them one day. I hope they don't return because I've read that wild ducks are more likely to carry disease and can infect your flock.
     

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