wild muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by neets66, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. neets66

    neets66 New Egg

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    Hi I live in So Florida on a canal, I have had a mama duck visit me every day while pregnant, about 6 weeks ago she came around w15 ducklings, they come twice a day. Well yesterday & today they're all here but not mom..I am so worried about her. Could it just be she has finally left them on their own? and if so where does she go? this has been her territory for so long. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I wouldn't be too concerned yet. Sometimes ducks can just go off on their own for a bit then pop up again unharmed.
     
  3. neets66

    neets66 New Egg

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    Well it's been almost a week all 16 ducklings are here still no mom, does anyone have any idea what the mom does when she separates from her young? Does she find new territory and leave them here? Will all the siblings split up soon too? I wish I could keep one
     
  4. Kleonaptra

    Kleonaptra Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think, sadly, something happened to mum. They don't leave them until they look full grown.
     

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