Lost my 3 welshie :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by psicorp, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. psicorp

    psicorp In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2009
    Centennial, CO
    Don't know what happened. Last night I change my routine for some reason. I have a little toddler playhouse I keep them in at night with garden fence around an area of our backyard. I put the 2 pekings in the pen and put gate to where the welshies could get out into backyard if they wanted. The pekings are too nice to the younger ones. I keep them separated if not supervised.

    Anyways this morning I wake up and 2 pekings are on back porch, which was strange for they normally cannot get out pen, but since I changed how the gate was they could fit though. Then I notice one dead ducky buttercup in backyard, so sad she was my favorite. My first thought was Pekings got out and killed her somehow. But upon searching I cannot find the other 2, so that leaves me to believe coyote, fox or something got in backyard and took off with the other 2. I don't see much in way of struggle. We do have a 6 foot privacy fence but I suppose they could get over that. Well tonight our dog sleeps outside in case they decide to come back for the other 2. Unfortantely it was cool here last night and we had our windows closed, for I am sure we would heard a mad ruckus last night.

    It is just so sad for the welshies would come up and eat out of hands if we had treats and kids loved them. I wish I would have kept them locked in their house, don't know why I changed up the routine. We just never had any issues for the past 3 months that the pekings have been on their own.
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Does not sound like a pred proof set up, unfortunately [​IMG]
    So sad about the birds....
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    [​IMG] I am so so sorry psicorp [​IMG]
  4. psicorp

    psicorp In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2009
    Centennial, CO
    Does not sound like a pred proof set up, unfortunately

    Absolutely correct, We are landlocked by other houses and only the 2 gates are the only actual entry points unless they go through my neighbor yards. So it never really occurred to me to lock them down any better. I guess you should always prepare for worst case scenario even how remote you "may think" it is.​
  5. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Oh, no! I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  6. That's heartbreaking psicorp! So sorry to hear this! [​IMG]
    We have had both fox and racoon getting over our six foot fence, now we rely on hotwire in an interior penned area.
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    OH NO!!!!

    Well darn!!!

    If you want hatching eggs from their "sisters" come fall, let me know.

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