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post #11 of 15
Bells work well. Have neighbor come over and scare chickens with bell so chicken know bell mean danger. Good luck with dern owl!
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It appears that we do not have just ONE owl but THREE!  We only realized they were there when they happened to eat parts of the guineas but now we know that they have been taking the baby ducks and we heard them all on 3 sides of the property.

post #13 of 15

Whatever you do never set a small steel trap on the top of a high fence post and then wire the trap high enough to the upper portion of the post to keep any trapped owls from reaching the ground.  

 

Warning, this set up will pinch the toes of every owl who happens by, so whatever you do, never use it.

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Originally Posted by Romeacresfarm1 View Post

It appears that we do not have just ONE owl but THREE!  We only realized they were there when they happened to eat parts of the guineas but now we know that they have been taking the baby ducks and we heard them all on 3 sides of the property.

You likely have five. I have three juveniles and could see all three at same time minutes ago. The juveniles tend to perch high and screech while the adults perch lower while hunting and make very little noise. I am trying to film mine taking a chicken carcass as well record response of other chickens.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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We didn't put a small steel trap on top of our highest pole and nail it so an un suspecting owl would gets its toes pinched......:duc 


Edited by Romeacresfarm1 - 9/26/15 at 5:26pm
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