DUck killer

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gretchenhau, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. gretchenhau

    gretchenhau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What attacks and kills ducks, eats only the head and neck and leaves the rest.

    I lock the ducks up at night, but the pond is frozen (not enough for me), but the ducks stand on it at night and I have lost 2. Rounded them up in daylight today, I will not loose another, but what could it be, a Racoon?
     
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  2. robk0220

    robk0220 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, raccoon.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I lost a muscovy drake like this to an owl once anything else would have draged it off no matter how heavy it was unless it was a weasel.
     
  4. Jane Jill Jack

    Jane Jill Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rat would do that to a chicken.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss, yep need to lock everything up at night too many predators out there,
     
  6. gretchenhau

    gretchenhau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my biggest problem is when the pond is frozen, they won't come off the pond.

    whateer got them went on the frozen pond. urgh.
     
  7. WillieBoy

    WillieBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess this means, no pond for the ducks in freezing weather...! Lock down...sorry for your loss...
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    GHO will do this, but generally eat more of the carcass.
     

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