RIP little Ping

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by yoie, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today I was witness to one of my sweet little ducks get taken by a HUGE hawk. I only let them free range when I am home so I can keep an eye on them. But that still wasn't enough. Right before my eyes a hawk swoops out of our giant old maple tree and quickly takes out my Ping. I ran as fast as I could but she was gone. The hawk slowly hopped, then flew away. At least it was a quick death. I should have realized something was up when my chickens kept making a ruckous but they yell over squirrels in the yard. Now my other ducks are all locked in their pen, and my DH is putting a top on the pen to keep anyone else out. So much for my free ranging duckies and Ping will be greatly missed. She was such a sweet little buff duck and my daughters favorite.
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    So sorry, hawks are a real PIA, even if they are pretty. The hawks don't land in our pasture or on the fence posts after adding the geese this year. They circle, have seen them chase birds and squirrels outside our fence line too.
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    How sad. So sorry.
  4. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2009
    Oh, that is awful. I am sorry for your loss. RIP Ping.
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    So sorry to hear about your loss, Ping was beautiful. [​IMG]
  6. rednana9

    rednana9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2011
    South Carolina
    Sorry for yr loss. I just lost silkie roo and hen and cochin roo to a coon so i know how u feel!
  7. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    stinks loosing a bird to any predator. i also watched a hawk swoop down after a wood duck on my pond. Those things are so dam quick but that wood duck was quicker and dove under water saving his little duck life.. the hawk wasnt so happy then. They win some they loose some. but unfortunatly domestic prey is much easier [​IMG]
  8. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Ping was beautiful, I am so sorry. I have had the same thing with the loss of my little teal. RIP Ping, again, so sorry.
  9. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    [​IMG] Sorry for your loss. I haven't lost one to a hawk yet, but I have noticed everyone sticking closer to the fence line and coop the last few weeks. Guess they're out like crazy this time of year.
  10. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    Sorry little ping. All you can be thankful for is that she died quickly. I lost a duck to an eagle so I know how you feel. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011

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