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Poll Results: The worst predator?

 
  • 24% (1077)
    Raccoon
  • 2% (114)
    Opossum
  • 3% (158)
    Weasel
  • 2% (89)
    Mink
  • 0% (25)
    Mountain Lion
  • 1% (60)
    Bear
  • 4% (195)
    Coyote
  • 8% (367)
    Fox
  • 0% (20)
    Eagle
  • 12% (525)
    Hawk
  • 1% (49)
    Owl
  • 18% (813)
    Dog
  • 1% (70)
    Snake
  • 5% (229)
    Man
  • 1% (66)
    Bobcat
  • 1% (51)
    Skunk
  • 1% (54)
    Rats
  • 2% (87)
    Cats
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post #1161 of 1168

I was just on another thread talking about the risks of free ranging their birds.  One persons comment was that their own dogs were their biggest threat to their birds.  I have a dog, I love her, but if she killed my birds she would be a memory. 

post #1162 of 1168
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Originally Posted by OKVet View Post

I was just on another thread talking about the risks of free ranging their birds.  One persons comment was that their own dogs were their biggest threat to their birds.  I have a dog, I love her, but if she killed my birds she would be a memory. 

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post #1163 of 1168
Ah, great, saw a bobcat a 1/4 mile from the house last eve. First bobcat sighted around this house in a hundred years.
post #1164 of 1168

oh not good if that close she/he looking for food 

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post #1165 of 1168
Talked to the neighbor on down the road and they've been seeing it also. I'm afraid it has taken up a new home the way it looks. It is nice seeing one around here, but man, it couldn't have come at a lousier time. Watch it be female and pregnant hmm.png
I may let my birds out into their run for the first time today ironically. I do have pets, including three dogs, all of which are excellent alert/patrol dogs so not so much worried about the bobcat as I am about chickenhawks. We have so many of those here there should be a State bounty on them along with unprotected status. Such b/s imo Practically one on every electric pole at times and the devastation they've done to the quail and rabbit populations is tantamount to a war crime.
post #1166 of 1168

oh dang

sending  up some prayers to keep your flock and pets safe as well with children 

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post #1167 of 1168
Coyotes. I once literally saw one run up to my neighbor's coop, grab a chicken and run. Scared me to death hmm.png
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post #1168 of 1168
Thank you very much ECarter and the same to you.
I let them out into the first part of their run today for the first time and a cat jumped at the panel/fencing. One got out due to a fault of my own and flew into some grass. The cat took off and the bird stayed until I was able to picked it up.
They won't be going back out to their run until I have the batting cage netting on the top, but they did enjoy their first trip outdoors. I'll be putting up an electric fence now for sure, 3-4 wires high should do I figure.
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