So, Mama duck and her babies had finally become friends. I moved the babies to the outside pen with her and they were all happy. On Saturday night one baby disappeared. I saw some evidence that something had gotten it through the pen and pulled it out somehow. My babies are almost as big as mama so I'm not sure how. Well last night something ripped through the screen around the nesting box and got all 5 remaining babies and mama. I haven't told my kids yet. didn't want them to head off to school crying. We loved our mama duck, Bryce so much. She was 1 of 2 who hatched from our first eggs that we ordered last year. She went on summer vacation with us and traveled all of the east side of the US, camping at Stone Mt, and in SC, up to Snowshoe, WV and back home to FL. I'm not sure if I'll continue with more ducks or not. It seems now that some nasty predator knows where I keep them it would just come back. Sad day.