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We have 6week old ducklings in a wire pen. Something started

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We have 6week old ducklings in a wire pen. Something started killing them one at a time. Removing their heads. We've coved the top of the 15 foot square pen. The sides are 6 feet high. We lost another last night. My son is devistated. Is it a weisel? What can we do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
Good morning, Doug. I am so sorry to hear that this is happening with your ducklings. Can you share a picture of your setup? I have a suspicion that Weasels may be to blame here, especially if you have managed to make the pen impenetrable by larger animals. In your position, I would set up a few traps inside (elevated slightly so the ducks don't walk in) and outside of your pen in an attempt to catch this pest. Use a mess of bloody meat, tripe and organ meat, etc. There's a useful link here: Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had regarding your companion? If you have other questions, please reply and I’ll help you further.Once you're satisfied with our dialogue, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me. Until this is done, I will not be compensated for helping you today.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
Doug, I am not currently able to offer a phone call. I can keep chatting here, however, if you have more questions.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
Hi Doug, checking to see if I can help you any further on this concern. Have you had any luck with the trap?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
Hi Doug,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?