My wife pointed out that ALL of the neighborhood ducks seem to have vanished.
Both Muscovy and the Egyptian "geese".
There was a pretty healthy population here.
I'm not complaining. They are nasty, disease riddled and they love crapping on my porch and in my fish ponds.
I'm in Sunrise.
South Broward county.
Just about 20-30 miles north of you.
Our climate is about ideal for a Redfoot.
Look at my post/video REDFOOT HABITAT FLORIDA STYLE.
It's also on YOUTUBE.
You'll see my tried and true very inexpensive and relatively secure outdoor enclosure that I keep most...
I HATE being THAT person to tell you. But both of those are no-no items.
The red bulbs make everything look red and Redfoot like to eat red things. Thst leads to all kinds of impaction issues.
You need a CHE on a thermostat. It provides heat with no light.
That UVB light is a coiled/spiral...
I don't get it.
Today, momma duck was out looking for food and I checked out the nest..
The one egg I saw is gone.
And I see no other eggs or any shells.
Maybe a feral cat ate the chick...But where's the shell?