Lost my two ducks this morning!! :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MjChickens, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. MjChickens

    MjChickens Songster

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    [​IMG] I lost my pair of Buff Ducks this morning. Looks like something was just sitting around waiting for me to open the coop. They were only out about an hour, and the worst part my windows were open and I didn't hear a thing. I am so sick to my stomach. There is no evidence to what may have got in there pen either.

    Does anyone know do crows go after ducks and just leave them behind after they kill them?
     

  2. chimneyrock

    chimneyrock In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] I'm sooo sorry! Hopefully someone will come along and give you some idea what might have gotten them....
     
  3. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Songster

    I lost one of mine a couple weeks ago... let them out of thier nite pen into a chainlink (three rows barbed wire at the top) fenced in area they have been in for a yr... couldnt find one of them, looked and looked... didnt see a single feather anywhere ... decided to go out behind the fence in a brushy part and I saw a racoon eating on her.. I have NO idea how he got her without any evidence !!! VERY DEVISTATING !!! soo sorry .. its a horrible thing.. I am in the process of preditor proofing their free range area as I speak...
     
  4. FeatheredObsessions

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    I'm so sorry you lost them [​IMG] I lost most of my muscovy flock to a neighbors dog yesterday so I feel your pain [​IMG]
     
  5. ourlittleflock

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    WOW!!! what is going on.....

    FeatheredObsessionslost her muscovy flock to a neighbors dog

    Hattiegun lost a couple of her/his ducks

    you lost a pair of Buff Ducks

    and my call duckling was ate by a black snake.. (he is died now and YES I killed him)

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] for everyone
     

  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    Oh my! i know crows go after nests, eggs of small birds but i didn't think ducks were on the menu. I'm so sorry, i hope you at least find the culprit!
     
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  7. QuackerJackFarms

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    Sounds like a dog. They will leave the kill. A fox would take one and leave then come back for another. That's crazy that you didn't hear anything!
     
  8. Debberduck

    Debberduck Hatching

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    OMG that's horrible. I'm so sorry!!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I too am sorry, it has to be so devastating to go out and find your ducks have diappeared or have been killed. [​IMG] to you all..
     

  10. MetalSmitten

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    i agree with dog. sorry [​IMG] most predators take the kill, to eat it, but a loose dog isn't usually actually hungry, they kill for fun and leave.
     

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