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@Sylvester017 what breed is your hen the cuckoo one?
She looks lovely
Fionn.
Edited by ChickenGrass - 12/17/16 at 1:17pm
I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Rouen ducks
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I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Rouen ducks
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post #62632 of 64481
Why does it not work when I do @ and them a name?
I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Rouen ducks
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I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Rouen ducks
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post #62633 of 64481
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Question: I'm paranoid about hawks too. I have completely enclosed my pen.
I was wondering if putting some of those plastic owls (with bobble heads) would keep hawks away ???
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​During the winter, wind is your main concern. Hawks are a year round problem, make sure you have a top over your pens so that the hawk can't swoop down and get them.

Pre-vet student who just wants a simple life with her crazy herd of 50+ brood cows, two jennys continuously followed by an old gelding, a pack of rabbit dogs, two collies, a fish tank with questionable contents, a pair of American Chinchilla rabbits, a few occasional former slaughter birds, a flock of cuckoo sizzle chickens and a nigerian dwarf who may just be a dog herself on a plot of land...
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Pre-vet student who just wants a simple life with her crazy herd of 50+ brood cows, two jennys continuously followed by an old gelding, a pack of rabbit dogs, two collies, a fish tank with questionable contents, a pair of American Chinchilla rabbits, a few occasional former slaughter birds, a flock of cuckoo sizzle chickens and a nigerian dwarf who may just be a dog herself on a plot of land...
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Question: I'm paranoid about hawks too. I have completely enclosed my pen.
I was wondering if putting some of those plastic owls (with bobble heads) would keep hawks away ???


​I honestly don't get the point of those things... Hawks do not look at how am object is similar to them(they see it as a non living object that never moves), they pay attention to the movements... if a bird is dead (the object that looks similar to them)they could care less, but if the other bird is giving warning calls and flying and moving around as a way to act territorial then that would deter them. But some people swear by them.

Pre-vet student who just wants a simple life with her crazy herd of 50+ brood cows, two jennys continuously followed by an old gelding, a pack of rabbit dogs, two collies, a fish tank with questionable contents, a pair of American Chinchilla rabbits, a few occasional former slaughter birds, a flock of cuckoo sizzle chickens and a nigerian dwarf who may just be a dog herself on a plot of land...
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Pre-vet student who just wants a simple life with her crazy herd of 50+ brood cows, two jennys continuously followed by an old gelding, a pack of rabbit dogs, two collies, a fish tank with questionable contents, a pair of American Chinchilla rabbits, a few occasional former slaughter birds, a flock of cuckoo sizzle chickens and a nigerian dwarf who may just be a dog herself on a plot of land...
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Your best bet would be just to have a good cover for you pen

Pre-vet student who just wants a simple life with her crazy herd of 50+ brood cows, two jennys continuously followed by an old gelding, a pack of rabbit dogs, two collies, a fish tank with questionable contents, a pair of American Chinchilla rabbits, a few occasional former slaughter birds, a flock of cuckoo sizzle chickens and a nigerian dwarf who may just be a dog herself on a plot of land...
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Pre-vet student who just wants a simple life with her crazy herd of 50+ brood cows, two jennys continuously followed by an old gelding, a pack of rabbit dogs, two collies, a fish tank with questionable contents, a pair of American Chinchilla rabbits, a few occasional former slaughter birds, a flock of cuckoo sizzle chickens and a nigerian dwarf who may just be a dog herself on a plot of land...
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post #62637 of 64481
My chicken pen is tighter than the Pteranodon cage on jurassic park...
My hands are cut, my nails are broke & I forfeited getting a new puse to make this happen...
Also my yard is fenced, so if anything or anyone thinks they're gonna come in from the land or air after my babies & I catch'em... May the force be with them
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Originally Posted by Girlywelder View Post


Question: I'm paranoid about hawks too. I have completely enclosed my pen.
I was wondering if putting some of those plastic owls (with bobble heads) would keep hawks away ???


​It doesn't I hung cd in all my trees which works great until there's no sun!! I let them out on a sunny days and it started to rain and the hawk killed my daughters partridge silkie!! She was small still not baby but not full grown idk if they can kill a full grown chicken!! but I had nightmares for weeks and cried and felt like it was my fault every time I looked out side and seen all the feathers it plucked from her!! it keep swooping at me now like its mad I wont feed it my chickens!! I love animals and could never hurt one but I wish is wasn't against the law to trap them because this pair has no fear!!!   


Edited by kellyloveschad - 12/16/16 at 1:07pm
post #62639 of 64481

I'm 90% sure the hawk can't get in!! I don't wont to say 100% sure and jinks my self!!

 

 

 

 

 This is just my light brama tater tot and white silkie bunny dusting together!!

 

 This is my jersy gaint ginger and bunny dusting!!!

 

 

Sorry after what i have heard of chickens not getting along i am happy my chickens never fight!!! maybe my twos silkie roosters are just good at keeping them inline!!


Edited by kellyloveschad - 12/16/16 at 1:14pm
post #62640 of 64481
Oh my, I would cry too. I also hung CDs outside.
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