mother duck will keep her brood of ducklings together to
protect them from predators. Animals like the racoon, turtles,
hawks, large fish and snakes will eat the ducklings. Ducklings
are able to fly within 5-8 weeks. Their feathers develop
really fast. When the young are ready to fly, all the ducks
will gather in flocks on large lakes, marshes or the ocean
to migrate to their wintering home. When the ducks fly,
they usually do so in a "V-shaped" or a long line.