Friday, July 7, 2017

Missing ducks

This morning I went out to find one of my Pekin ducks covered in blood * and the two runner ducks missing along with another female. I can't find them anywhere.

I washed her off as best I could and put blukote on the wounds.  She's missing a lot of skin on the back of her neck, front of her throat and along one hip. Just torn off skin. I didn't see puncture marks.

 I will admit to being super pissed that I'm down three females, might have to end up culling a fourth all the while the drake saunders in this morning like "hey, what's up? Breakfast time?" Thanks for doing your job and protecting your flock. Useless.

The only thing I've seen on the game camera is a raccoon and it wasn't even a big one. Would a single raccoon have done this?  To four birds? A dog? Do we possibility have a coyote?


* She died two days later.

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