Okay, so I knew that when I made the decision to let my birds free range it would run the risk of predator assault. Now it's a reality. A few of my ducks had either died or dissappeared in their time with us and I just chalked it up "Well, that'll happen." But as of yesterday I saw my very first fox attack a chicken in our garden. I was too late to save it but chased the fox as far as I could away from our land in to the neighbors cornfield. Today one of my ducks dissappeared. Tate was a call duck and very slow moving. If this were high school any sensible person would have voted him most likely to be eaten by predator. But unlike the chicken attack, where I found feathers scattered in horrific array, there was no sign of a struggle or attack. He's just gone. This has happened to about two or three ducklings prior. But after witnessing the fox with my own eyes I 'm at a loss as for what to do. Is there any kind of fox deterring I can put in place? I don't own a gun, and even if I did I don't think I could spend endless hours on stakeout for a small fuzzy rogue. Any ideas would help. I'd like to keep my flock out free ranging.