Do hens start sitting this time of year? Would I be able to find her nest? How does the drake act? Can a hawk or owl carry a duck? Is it like she just disappears? Did a air predator take my hen? Heres the story, my pair of muscovys live with my chickens. They go in a coop at night. The coop is in a fenced yard. Most of then have cut wings ( which I have mixed feelings about ) so only a few fly out in the mornings before I get out in the am. They free range all day in the barn yard. My dogs keep every thing away. Even predator birds. I ran the hen into the pen last night about dark. The drake was already roosting. This am a few chickens were out as well as the drake. No hen. I had to leave all day. Hopefully thinking she would be back this pm. No hen. I talk to the animals. The drake was walking out of the barn with me looking up at the sky. When he was going in for the night he was attacking my oldest, broodest chicken hen. I tried to catch him to calm him down. I could slowly pet both of the muscovys nightly, before tonight. He freaked... I think they flew up on the fence, like they do every am and some bird from the sky swooped down and got her. Does that sound feasible? It sucks and I am ticked. My drake is way more ticked. Its no like I can go to the store and get him a girlfriend. I need to know how to deal with this situation. For him and myself. I haven't lost a bird due to hawks or whatever, since the summer. They took a few little tiny chicks. Whatever, Is my drake going to torture my chicken hens? Should I cage him? That is not fair. Maybe hes heartbroken. I know I am. I raised those babys since July. She was getting brooding I think. They were breeding. I'm going to scream now.. Thanks for reading!