Hi everyone, I went to check on my ducks yesterday when I found magpies feeding on a few of my birds. Luckily several birds survived and were inside there nesting boxes frightened to death! We have never had a predator problem before so I was discussed to see my babies hurt. To give you some more information my husband and I live in Idaho where we have several predators. Our large coop and run consist of two parts one half inclosed where the ducks go in at night and a second open part with chicken wire about four feet tall buried in the ground with a pond and several places to hide under. Two of the ducks were laying in the middle of the run next to the pond and one duck still in the water. None of them had any signs of being bitten or touched at all except the bills were eaten off there faces (sorry that's kind of graphic) it wasn't until I checked the other ducks that I found one duck alive but had no bill! (So sick) at first I thought it was a hawk or owl because of the open roof in the run but I am not so sure that a bird of prey would eat only the bill. Please let me know what you think did this so I can better secure my coop. We have added a roof to the run and set traps near the coop to help us catch the assassin, but if anyone has had this happen I would appreciate your input I can't find info on any predator that would do this on the Internet.