Thanks, Sumatra and I'm sorry for your loss, too. I found the body of my barred rock today. She was inside the run. Couldn't tell what was chicken damage from predator damage so I still don't know what it was that got her. Amazing how I didn't see her last night, I had to have been practically crouched on top of her trying to look under the coop last night. I would think that it might have been death due to worming her on Saturday morning, had it not been for the ducks gone missing today, too. I found my female duck (I could hear her quacking) freaked out at the house at the end of the road, maybe a quarter to half mile away. Looks like she had been there awhile as there was all kinds of bread out there (I assume the people in the house were feeding her). No sign of her always attached at the hip mate. She wasn't acting normal and wouldn't even come to me for grapes. I tried to throw a towel over her and she flew off into the sunset. Oh and my neighbors got to watch me sob all the way down the road back to my house after the duck flew off. And to add insult to my poultry injuries today, my chronically ill white leghorn that internally lays is finally ready to be culled. She is now walking like a runner duck and her abdomen is so distended that she couldn't get into the coop tonight. I knew it was coming because I found her roosting on the bottom nesting box the last 2 nights, and she's always up high on the real roosts. I just don't have the mental capacity to do it tonight although I know it needs to be done ASAP. I did manage to get about half a roll of fishing line strung up across the top of my run today. I've also got 2 traps baited, to go out tomorrow morning, just in case it's a land predator.