Something is in my duck pen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks106, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Ducks106

    Ducks106 Chirping

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    we have our duck pen connected to a shed where they can enter to eat. Something for the last 2 days has entered the shed through the pen, eats food (not a lot either) but poops like no other. It kinda looks like dog poop and mushie together. And it’s a lot! Whatever is getting in has got to go through the10 by 10 dog pen that we thought was unpenturable. We see now the 4 top corners have a space your fist can go through. But the thing is it’s not doing a thing to the ducks even though they have to go in their part to get in to shed. anyone know what would do this. I thought just about anything would go after a duck. We are thinking possum but I’m not sure if they are meat eaters or not. I’m going to look that up now and see if I can also see their poop! We are thinking of putting a go pro in there. I have had ducks for 3 yrs without one single problem!
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Do you have hardware wire around your pen? I have had opossums visit and only eat the feed while all the birds stood around watching but I’ve never seen opossum poop. Others say possums kill. Rats? Squirrels? A mink or weasel can get through an 1” opening so thankfully it wasn’t one of those or all your birds would be dead.
     
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  3. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    Where are you? I have armadillos and possum which don't eat ducks. Armadillos are poop machines.
     
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  4. Ducks106

    Ducks106 Chirping

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    We have hardware wire all the way around and Into the ground. We are in S.E. Michigan. No armadillos. We do have everything else. (No bears or wolves). I was thinking possums but I read today that they will eat small rodents so I assumed they eat a duck, but maybe not. It would have to climb up 8feet and go in a tiny hole in the corner but I’m assuming it can. I want to go out there tonight and open up the shed but I’m scared to! Haha
     
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  5. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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  6. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    Open it open it...
     
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