Owl-ducks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Black Cochin Bantams, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the ducks pen this morning and found 3 dead and 4 injured. An owl went through the deer netting on top. Had to butcher the survivors this morning.
     
  2. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so very sorry. Great Horned Owls will wipe out your ducks. I had a friend lose all his ducks to a GHO but just one per night. It would take them during the day at his pond.
     
  3. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats terrible but why did you butcher the survivors? You can just put on some neosporin on them and wrap them in gauze and theyd be all good.

    Brian
     
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  4. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They were only a week away from going to freezer camp anyway.
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Deer netting isn't strong enough to stop anything. Just about any predator can go through it, as do the deer.
     

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