Egg Thief Surveillance

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AimToMisbehave, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    You should give him a name like BEN. [​IMG] And knowing he had to leave hungry makes me [​IMG]
     
  2. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frankly, he doesn't exactly look like he's starving :D
     
  3. jennifleur

    jennifleur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need a cat, a big mouse eating cat.
     
  4. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine said the same thing! But I worry that a cat in the duck pen would hurt the ducks! Unless I unleashed it in the neighbors yard, since that's the fence the pest seems to get in through
     
  5. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still no eggs! My girls are slacking off so bad this week! That or they're laying out in the pen and the eggs are getting stolen from there... Might have to move the camera... Either way, our regular intruder was back, and took his sweet time scrounging for food this time! He and the ducks seem to all avoid each other, but I never see any frantic exits, so it doesn't seem like anyone is scaring anyone else? Hard to say.

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    9:18 - 9:22 : Duck feeding frenzy!
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    9:34 - 10:55 : Fat Ben snuffles around the house
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    11:40 - 12:30 : Ducks return to see if the bowl has filled itself. They are hugely disappointed
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    1:30 : Fat Ben returns to see if any more food has been scattered. He too is disappointed.
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    1:30 - 1:37 : Ducks check for food
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    1:38 - 3:05 : Fat Ben checks for food
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    8:45 : Wednesday takes a selfie
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    9:28 : Ezri has a floof on her snoot
     
  6. Wobbles

    Wobbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok this is a pretty funny post! I enjoy the photos. Hope you figure out the culprit!
     
  7. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad you're enjoying it! I'm super into this now; I'm going to keep up my secret spying until I catch the thief red-handed
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016
  8. DucklingMama95

    DucklingMama95 New Egg

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    Oh gosh this is so hilarious!! Sorry you have an egg their on your hands! I'm so enjoying this though! Very funny! I will be following this! :D
     
  9. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 5 of surveillance, and still no eggs to be stolen! Starting to wonder if my girls are laying them somewhere else during the day... I might have to do a sweep of the orchard [​IMG]

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    Half a second after I filled their food bowl, and they've already scattered pellets everywhere. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE INTRUDERS, DUCKS!
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    Fat Ben is back. He doesn't stick around long tonight; the ducks must have cleaned up better than they did yesterday
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    Peeking duck (I'm so sorry, I couldn't help myself [​IMG])
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    The camera sure is interesting today
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    My three youngest (Ezri, Zoe, and Impa) seem to be having an egg hunt of their own today
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    What's all the interest in the nest? Are you thinking about laying soon?
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    Pretty sure there's nothing worth having in the cinder blocks, Ezri.
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    A new guest!
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    "I hear this house is for feeding of burbs?"
     
  10. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    STILL NO EGGS! I don't know what's going on with them, but no one is laying right now. In case it was the camera upsetting them, I moved it outside the house to face where I suspect the intruders are getting in and out. I'm also looking for some kind of rodents repellant I can put out to dissuade the rats, but that's proving a little more difficult than I had expected...
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    Duck buuuutttttttts!
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    Fat Ben is back
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    And he's got a girlfriend!
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    It's kind of romantic, except I don't want them in my duck house!
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    Duck smiles
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    And this guy's back!
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016

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