The other day my welsh harlequins laid there first eggs 5 Hens and 5 Drakes. The next morning I go out to check for eggs and my most beautiful girl is completely gone and another girl has a deep cut in her shoulder and died the next day. I found a drake dead from apparently nothing there were no wounds that I could find anywhere and another drake limping but no other apparent injuries. I put the remaining ducks in there coop ( i let them free roam in a large fenced in area day and night with electric fence to keep out land predators) As i already said the injured girl died the next day and the limping boy died. I'm down to 6. I think the horror is over but no, another boy died a few days later that was perfectly fine in appearance. OK, i believe the injured girl and disappearing girl where from a hawk or owl (heard an owl the other night and saw a hawk last week down the road). my fence are completely in tact and no feathers to indicate a struggle, so I'm going with the hawk or owl. But the drakes i am completely dumbfounded. Any guesses, opinions, facts, info? My wife is heart broken. .