Hello from Western Mass

ammie6886

Hatching
6 Years
Jan 19, 2014
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Lost 7 ducks last night 3 Khaki Campbell's 2 mallards an Indian runner and a Pekin. Looks like someone stole them. Couln't find any animal prints, no sign of struggle, no carcasses. My aunt brother and I are very sad. The khakis were a year old and the others a few months. Trying to hunt down some ducklings. Have two 3 wk old khakis. Want another Pekin. How can someone be so cruel!
 

nj2wv

Songster
5 Years
Jan 14, 2015
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Lost Creek ,WV
Welcome to BYC !!
Sorry to hear about your ducks. It could have been a coyote or fox. They usually leave no evidence behind.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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Out to pasture
Unfortunately there are 2 legged predators, as well as the usual wild critters. It has happened often to others - people see it, want it, take it . You really have to trick out your coop and run like protection for the home. Put real locks on coop and run. Have motion detector lights , a game cam to capture any predators sneaking around your property which will serve as evidence, if you recognize the perpetrators. If your coop is near the house put a baby monitor in there and the receiver in your bedroom. If you hear the birds stirring you will know something is amiss.
 

Chicken Girl1

Queen of the Coop
5 Years
Mar 3, 2015
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Virginia
Hello and Welcome to BYC!
Sorry to hear about your birds!
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sunflour

Flock Master
8 Years
Jan 10, 2013
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Macon,GA
So sorry about your losses, and hope you have better luck with the others. It is a devastating experience.

Do take drumstick diva's advice. Protection and surveillance to identify the culprits is the way to go.
 

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