A pair of bald eagles was placed several miles away a few years ago. It was exciting at the time, but since I have chickens it was also a bit worrisome. I've seen them (actually only one) fly over on several occasions, always heading in the direction of the nesting site. Never had issues myself, as my birds have ample cover here. But my neighbor has lost a few ducks. We never knew for sure (still don't) whether it was eagles or not, but were suspicious. But a three week old Muscovy duckling disappeared yesterday. This morning (around 8a.m. here), upon hearing a ruckus - the neighbor ran out, and there sat one of the eagles - the adult ducks seemed to be rallying, trying to scare it away. It had another duckling. She chased it, and of course it flew to a nearby tree and then away. The red-tailed hawks here seem to be on a schedule - they're generally up in the sky late morning and mid afternoon. If you have EAGLES in your area, do they seem to follow a schedule as well??? I'm thinking that if they do, this pair mostly hunts mornings - and maybe she could let her ducks out of their pens late morning/noonish with better chance of them not being taken???? Opinions from those experienced with eagles??