Down another duckling Update found the culprit

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by featherfooted, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Another duckling was killed last night, but this time it was a runner/rouen cross that was about 4 weeks old and it wasn't eaten. In the same pen as the Snowy Mallards were in. Nothing else in the coop was bothered. This duckling was about a foot tall. I thought if it was a snake that a duckling that size would be safe. It did look like the feathers on it's neck were slicked down. I guess it had tried to eat it and couldn't. I think my son and I are going on a snake hunt. So far the remaining Snowy Mallard ducklings are safe in the brooder.

    Found a 5 foot black rat snake in the coop late this afternoon. My son caught him and we released him in some woods about 8 miles away. I hope hit stays there as to come back it will have to cross interstate 75.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010

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