Our Muscovies are dying off. We had 3 females and 1 male. 2 females died a couple of days ago and the male died last night. We have 1 female left and we don't know how long she is going to last by herself. We think they ate something that was tainted (Anyone that knows anything about Muscovies is they will eat ANYTHING). They showed no signs of being sick (clear bright eyes, clean vent holes, bright feathers, no gunk in their lil nostrels and poop-normal for a Muscovy). After the 2 females past the male looked sad and did not act the same but he still looked healthy. My husband and I think he died of a lil broken heart (one of the females that died was his fave and they never left eachothers side). When my husband removed the bodies the male got ticked off. Then the male and the last female sorda made a sad noise. The other female that past was the remaining females sister. They were all young ducks (less then a year). They were kept in a duck coop. I am thinking someone came in our yard and poisoned them (we have had problems with people coming in our yard late at night and I say this because 4 years ago my dog was poisoned).....Now I don't know what to do about my daughter. She is only 3 and has had so many bad things happen in her young life....grandpa passing away, she had a baby duck died a couple of months ago (is in the forums on here-daddy duck tried to eat baby and mommy duck attacked daddy...baby duck looked like it was gonna make it but we think had internal problems )and now this. She is so sad right now and it breaks my heart. She took care of these ducks -gave them food, talked to them, pet them, picked up mowed grass for them when my husband cut the grass -which was their fave lol(with my help of course lol) and could get more closer to them then I could. She knows what death means but I know she does not totally understand it. She does not understand why things die. It is just really hard on me to see my lil girl cry herself to sleep yet again. We are making sure the other female is going to be ok then we are going to give her to someone that has other ducks or chickens so she wont be lonely. My question is how to detuer HUMANS from hurting future babies? We have survived feral cats, stray dogs, coons, hawks, owls but not humans. Makes me want to sleep in the cold garage with a BB gun or paint ball gun and listen for my dogs to let me know idiots are in my yard so I can get them and call the cops. I am just at my witts end. Never have I had so much problem like this. I am a adult and I know animals don't last forever....but to hurt my daughter like that and then me not be able to fix it....that just hurts like the dickens.