Lost 2 hen ducks last night

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tressiah, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. tressiah

    tressiah In the Brooder

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    I really need some help here. I lost my last 2 hen ducks last night. They were taken out of a secured ? House, feathers everywhere inside & outside yard, no blood to be found of any significance. They have a fully fenced enclosure, 4 foot fence, and @ night they are in an igloo type dog house with a wire door, ( heavy) secured with a bungee cord, into hook areas halfway down the sides. Whatever took them did not take the drake. What am I dealing with here ? I am so confused !
    Thanks for any help !
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    whats the fencing made out of, is there a top to the run?
     
  3. tressiah

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    It's chicken wire fencing, reinforced with the small 1/2 inch square hole fencing. There is no top, so what eber it was took them over the top. There are no holes in the fence. I think I need a taller fence, a battery and some jumper cables.
     
  4. notapandabear13

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    no you just need a secure top to the fence. and use a pad lock/chain on the door.
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    If there is no top and they are in a dog house that they can come and go freely from.....they are a meal waiting on the predator.

    You need to cover the run and lock them up at night...only way to stop it.
     

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