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still sick to death over predator problems

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Seriously.

 

I have been there.  Had electric fence, 2 strands of polywire..took an hour to put up, on a pen an never had a problem.  Thought I was golden and had  20 beautiful pullets various heritage breeds in a  different pen 10 feet from the house...all but 3 taken one rainy night.

 

 

Electric up next day...just 2 puny wires... THAT is all it takes.  Nope, not the prettiest, but have not had a problem since.  I leave the coop/shed door open...no getting up in the wee hours to let chickens out, I can go away for the WHOLE weekend!

 

I have foxes screaming and calling every night all night...all AROUND my little property.  I have Possums come that I have fed from my hand.

 

 

 

I don't have to dig up my ground and spend on extra hardware cloth...simple simple simple.  

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That is great!
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So sorry about your hens....it's devastating I know.  :(

But I'm confused.

You had two strands of polywire before the killings.  (not sure what the difference is between the polywire and the electric wire after the killings)

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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