Muscovy ducks - help and advice please - Fox?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DrChickenKev, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. DrChickenKev

    DrChickenKev Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2011
    Hi all,

    We did have a fine flock of Muscovy ducks until last night - from one male and three females I had three clutches hatch this year providing 29 ducklings

    A week ago I lost one of our drakes who was just about fully mature, but no feathers or sign of an attack; two days later three of the girls went - again no feathers or sign of attack, so I thought someone had been on the property...

    They all free roam during the day (as do the dozen chickens we have) and at night I kept half in a 'shed' made from old pallets which has a half covered roof, and as the remainder wouldnt go into their house I made sure they were locked in their pen.

    This morning I have 5 or 6 bodies, one with the head removed but still in the pen, one injured and not walking, and 5 alive

    I'm assuming its a fox as we dont have coyote's and wild dogs here in the UK

    So demoralising, I'll need to clear up and burn the bodies tonight I think

    Can anyone confirm it is a fox please? And I'm assuming she'll come back?

    Thanks in advance
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    how did it get into the pen?
    sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  3. DrChickenKev

    DrChickenKev Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2011
    Well the pen has no roof either, we've been here for over two years and never had any chickens or ducks taken, guess we got complacent

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