I have been away for quite a while but I've continued raising ducks. I had 4 pekin ducks but last night something got into the duck cage and ate one of my babies. I was so sad this morning to go out and count 3 heads instead of 4. Then I saw the one with its feet up in the air and eaten I was horrified.. I haven't had a lost in a few years since most of my old ducks were slaughtered by something. I had them in a caged in wooden carport but then I moved. So now I just made a cage with netting attached with zipties around the top. We had some snow down here in the South this past week and the tarp and netting on the top was weighed down over night revealing some gaps between the zip ties attaching the netting and tarp to the fencing. It was my fault for not getting the weight of the snow off of the tarp and adding some more zip ties around. So now, I have to invest and get another carport with an actual roof to keep them safe. This time down here they sell metal carports a lot on the side of the roads with metal roofs. So I will have one of those delivered to the house. I will put 6 foot fencing around that with zip ties tied closely to the metal posts on all sides. And then I walk around with a few bags of cement and will put cement mounds all around the structure, sealing it to the ground. Then spray the powder cement mounds with a spray bottle or lightly mist them with a hose. Once the cement is hard you will have a safe structure. I have to do this because I absolutely can't handle going out finding my babies dead. It is too much for me. Keep your babies safe everyone and best wishes.