Will they come back?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by luvchicks8, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Probally a stupid question but I got a pair of muscovy ducks on Monday and planned on keeping them in there roundpen outside for the first week at least and my son 9 went to let them into the pen from coop and they got out loose? Will they return on there own like chickens? They are 6 weeks old.
     
  2. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about ducks but I'm sure they will. They know where home is. My chicken always came back so I'm sure your ducks will. Keep an eye out especially at sundown. You might also try to tease them with peas, blueberries or anything else that they like.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    If you had them in the pen for a couple of weeks I would say most likely. Since you have only had them for a couple of days????? Odds are not good but be on the look out.
     
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
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    I suspect they are gone for good. Is where you got them anywhere close? they may have returned there as that would be their "home'.
     
  5. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    6wks old and only there for a few days..... I hope you can go out & "beat the brush" to find them. There is a good chance they don't know where "home" is yet. They won't be flying but they can walk pretty fast. They may be fairly close by hiding out but you will need to flush them out.
     
  6. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    There back they went to there coop and layed next to it.
     
  7. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    luvchicks8,

    so glad they came back.

    beth
     
  8. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Thanks I was so scared I walked the property over over when I got back they were back laying in the pen.
     
  9. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup,

    and lookin at you like,
    "lady, we werent lost, just taking a look around."
    lol

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  10. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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