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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by love98, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. love98

    love98 Hatching

    Jun 30, 2016
    Hi last night something terrible happened I have two adult ducks and two baby ducklings and a silkie chicken in a pen the female duck is laying eggs. Any ways this morning when I go out side my chicken was shredded in my yard an only found a leg and wing and my baby ducks are gone too and the pen is securely closed to where nothing can open it and my ducks that were in the pen were in the yard !!! What happened how did they get out what could have done this

  2. love98

    love98 Hatching

    Jun 30, 2016
    My duck eggs are gone too I go out to check every morning and they are always not there my pen is like a house nothing would be able to get in
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    [​IMG], I wish it was under better circumstances.

    Some predators can get into almost unbelievably small places. If you post over on this forum you may be able to get some answers or suggestions on how to stop future issues (pictures of your coop/run may be helpful):

    I'm sorry for your losses.
  4. flytie

    flytie Chirping

    Mar 31, 2013
    New Jersey
    I don't have any predators in my area (too many people and 0.5 acres) but is there a possibility that anything could have gotten under the pen? Like, dug a hole or anything? Check along the bottom of the pen and see if there are any holes. If you can figure out what it is, you might be able to better predator-proof your place. Also, like the above post mentions, predators can fit into smaller spaces than you might think

    Also, welcome to the site! I wish it didn't have to be so sad of an arrival, but I hope we can help you figure out how to prevent this from happening again
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2017
  5. love98

    love98 Hatching

    Jun 30, 2016
    Thanks my parents said it's most likely a raccoon but I still don't understand how my ducks were out and the door closed
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Maybe someone came by and let the ducks out, kids? or 2 legged predator of the human kind planning to steal them. as to animal predators, they can dig, they can climb, they can squeeze through openings in wire or tear thru cheap chicken wire. Raptors can fly in etc.

    If you post a photos of your coop/run, we would be able to tell you the weak spots. Or check out the predator threads for help in preventing another attack. So sorry for your loss.
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, love98, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Sorry for your loss. I agree with the above - predators are very resourceful! Hope you isolate the problem and take care of the culprit! Best wishes!!

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