our hawk carnage

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MelissaF, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. MelissaF

    MelissaF Out Of The Brooder

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    7 yrs here and this hawk has never bothered anyone, not even the animals smaller than my ducks, the other day I came around the corner to him eating my Quinn. One I hatched a raised. And Luna was missing the back of his neck. [​IMG]
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Ouch, the poor babies...that's why you can never be too careful. :/ We only walk Wobbles with the two of us on either side of him, but in the winter we worry since there's a bald eagle nest not one block away and he'd be a perfect pigeon-sized morsel for the big galoot!
     
  3. MelissaF

    MelissaF Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 9 ducks all together, that same day I ordered an chainlink dog kennel
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sad for your loss. It is good to post a reminder, though, that these kinds of things can happen.
     
  5. MelissaF

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    Yes, this time of yr there is not much food for them and they go after things they might not usually
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Cover the top of your run with heavy netting and secure it down well or secured chicken wire over top they will fly right in and help themselves. So very sorry for your loss.
     
  7. MelissaF

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    Oh yes already made a plan for that. Thank you
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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