I'm devastated... We caught a raccoon yesterday, but I should have put Haystack and Scuttle on the porch as soon as poor Dave died. I had a horrible feeling all day and kept thinking about Haystack. When I got home I found out why. I went out to bring my ducks water and thought that they just hadn't gone outside all day and were both resting. Scuttle gave me a nervous hoarse quack and then I saw my beautiful Haystack. Poor boy. I wonder why the predator got him instead of Scuttle who was already lame. That's it. I'm getting a nice duck house and keeping only a couple of ducks in it. I hate to say that I favor my ducks, but Dave was my first favorite, Haystack the next. Scuttle has just never been as interactive with me. But I'm beside myself right now. Scuttle is on the porch. She has a chunk out of her hip area that I cleaned with Hydrogen Peroxide and Wonder Dust. I'm really hoping she'll pull through, but she's very depressed and can't move aroudn very well. Is there something I can do the cheer her up a little while she heals? A mirror perhaps? She had these nasty egg/larvae things growing around/stuck in some of her feathers. I got most of them out, but couldn't get some of them. I thoght I was going to throw up. But I poured Hydrogen Peroxide on them. What are they? Here is her biggest wound. She has some lacerations around her head that don't seem too severe. She was such a good girl while I cleaned her up. It's all white after the Hydrogen Peroxide so you can't really see much... You can also see the eggs/larvae that I couldn't get our of her feathers. Could I carefully cut those feathers off? In the tub before I cleaned her up: Poor duckie wasn't in the mood to preen herself much. I don't blame her. And here are the last pictures taken of all three of my babies together. They make me very sad, especially because their death is pretty much my fault. I want to ask for a small duck house/chicken coop for my birthday. The least expensive the better, but I don't think I could make one myself that would be secure enough. I was going to ask for items for my horse, but it's nothing she needs, just things I want for her. My Scuttle and ducklings that will be hatching soon NEED a safe house to sleep in at night! Please give me any suggestions you have! (Can ducks fit in chicken coops?) And although most members on here probably lock up their ducks every night, I want to say this. LOCK YOUR DUCKS UP AT NIGHT. Make sure it's a safe and secure place and don't get lazy one night. It only takes one missed lockup for a predator to get one or more ducks. Really invest in a good duck house and fencing if you want your babies to last. I've had to learn the hard way and it's not fun. Thanks for reading, everyone.