For the past three days, I have been finding a duck egg in one of the nesting boxes in the small coop. While I had my suspect (Grendal), the coop is completely enclosed by an 8' fence with latching gate. AND I clipped her wing feathers, since she is a flyer.
This morning, while I watched in amazement, Grendal climbed the fence. She literally scaled the chicken wire using beak and nails and some lift from her wings. Not once, but TWICE. Tomorrow morning, I am going to try and catch her in the act with my camera. It is a wondrous sight to see. I let her finish her trip the second time around. Needless to say, the Barnies were alarmed when she waddled up the ramp. That is one determined duck! It will be interesting to see if she can make the reverse trip. I tell you, these farm animals are no end of entertaining!