Last fall my husband dug me a pond below our chicken coop. Its roughly 15' wide at its widest point and about 4 ft deep with gradual slope. I waited to see how it would hold water before I committed ot ducks. 2 months ago I got 7 buff orp ducklings and raised them in the basement. Last weekend we moved them out to the pond and shelter. All went well until Wednesday and 2 went missing. I thought they had just wandered down the creek but they didn't return. No tracks, no feathers nothing. Thursday another was gone and Friday another. Lost the 5th on Saturday. All we can figure is that a turtle has possibly claimed residency of the pond and creek. My husband has baited traps and we are waiting to see if we get anything. So while talking to my chicken man...he said he had some adult Indian Runners for me so we loaded them up and brought them home. They are currently locked in the quack shack, safe and sound, along with the remaining 2 Buffs! I've got a pair of chocolate and a pair of mallards. I can't wait to see if I get some eggs. Pray we catch the turtle. Anyone have advice on what to do it the chicken liver live trap doesn't work?