12 ducks gone...stolen?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by perfectly_polish, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    I got 13 ducks from MMH about 2 months ago. They moved outside and were loving the outside weather, and the pond. They would spend most of the day in the pond then come back to the coop at night. Well one night they slept down at the pond and were at the opposite side so I couldn't get them back, they were all fine in the morning and this went on about a week. Four or five days ago I hear all the duck quaking and making a fuss I ran out, turned all the lights on outside and ran down to the pond. One of the blue swedish was up by the coop so I grabbed her and put her inside. I went to go check on the other ducks and they were all in the pond, all 12, I made sure I counted. I couldn't reach them to get them back in so I just waited. After about an hour I hadn't hear anything and they went over to the other side and I didn't hear a peep out of them. That was about 11:00 at night. I woke up around 7am and they were all gone, except for the Blue Swedish I put in the pen. I walked around the pond, no feathers, blood, or anything left behind. I have been having problems with coyotes, but they always left feathers behind. How can 12 ducks disapear and leave no feathers or anything behind. The only other thing I can think of is that someone stole them. Any ideas...
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2008
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    sounds like you had a 2 legged vermitt.by all the ducks being gone an no sign of feathers.i dont think yotes wouldnr yaken them all off.esp without leaving some feathers.
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Is your pond big? If so my question is how would someone get to the ducks in the middle of the pond?

    It would take a long time to catch 12 ducks...
  4. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    No it's not big at all, more like a round river. They were in the middle of the pond when I saw them but went over to the other side to sleep, which is also by the road.
  5. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I can't believe anything got all 12 unless it was a huge pack of something. They might have got spooked and are laying low. Don't give up yet. Also, have you ever tried to catch a duck?
    I don't think all 12 could be caught by a human with out an awful lot of effort!
  6. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    I have walked through the woods, and as far as the pond goes. It's just weird that they all disapeared all at once.
  7. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I've had hawks and owls take a bunch of birds in one night. ANd the problem with them is they keep coming back until everything is eaten.

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