what eat my duckling?

njchickenrookie

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 3, 2014
25
14
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this morning I saw one of 16 duckling eaten. the other 15 looked fine.

it was in an enclosed area with nettings on top. no signs of digging. there are a few gaps here and there.

all my adult chickens and ducks are fine (not in the enclosure with the ducklings).

the body is all gone. one head + 1-2 inches of neck left.

what could have done this? i will move them to more secured enclosure at night.

i keep the adults in the pen and run for a long time and did not have an issue before.
 

njchickenrookie

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 3, 2014
25
14
67
very strange. missing body. only head left. it is 3 week WH. not much feather to speak off.
 

Bault1

In the Brooder
May 31, 2017
30
7
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In nj possible predators are eagles hawks coyotes bears depending on if you are in north or south jersey racoons possums rats snakes possibly cougars depending on were you live or an animal with rabies hopefully not a dog or a cat
 

njchickenrookie

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 3, 2014
25
14
67
no signs of breaking in of any kind. and other 15 ducklings did not have any signs of being hurt.
 

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