ok, so it is not that strange then. My ducks are pretty much wild. They live outside on the pond and come up for treats and morning feeding.
It is great if they want to go in the coop to lay their eggs, at least I get to keep them. I figured they would lay them out in the field or something.
This morning I went out and threw some cat food around as treats for the chickens and poured some feed in a dish for the remaining 2 Muscovy ducks that have managed to survive loose around my house. I then went to open the chicken coop to let the chickens out. I watched in disbelief as one of...
yeah, that is what I was afraid of on both accounts. What am I supposed to do with these guys? I didnt want any chicks right now as I have 41 eggs in the brooder. I certainly didnt want 11 cockerels. I cant just kill them.
OK Guys. I would like to hear from you experienced trappers. This is the trap I have coming
and here is the lure
so today I lost the 3 black copper merans chicks I had my cochin hen hatch out of the $50 eggs I got from the BYC auction area. I did not loose any other hens, just the 3 3-4 week old chicks. I wonder if it is the same culprit. My pond is about 50 yards from my coop.