I am done free ranging. I have done it for several years now but it is no longer working out. to many birds getting hit in the road and now something is taking several birds per day. So for now they are locked up. I suspect it is a coyote if it is I could take care of that but that will not help the car issue.
The birds are not just a hobby they are part of the farm income. the way I see it I have to choices one butcher them all and forget about chickens. Keeping them locked up 24*7 is not an option for me.
The only other option I see is to use electric poultry netting. Is anyone using that here and how has it worked? I am confident no predator is going around the poultry netting my charger runs 16,000 volts. but will I have a problem keeping the birds in? will the wings have to be clipped.