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how to keep predators away from tie cords?

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I there a way to keep predators away from stags etc on tie cords? I see alot of people have there fowl on cords and I guess they somehow have no predators.

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I think most birds are caged at night even if they are tied during the day.  Most predators like to work under the cover of darkness, so if they are in at night then they are safe.

 

Good luck.

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I had a neighbor down the road that had stags on cords, he hept them in a field tied to blue 50 gallon drums with a hole cut out of them so they could get out of the weather,.

He used hot wires and a couple dogs to keep the critters away, worked well till he got rid of them cause cock fighting was outlawed in Louisiana

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I had a neighbor down the road that had stags on cords, he hept them in a field tied to blue 50 gallon drums with a hole cut out of them so they could get out of the weather,.

He used hot wires and a couple dogs to keep the critters away, worked well till he got rid of them cause cock fighting was outlawed in Louisiana

 You can use same technique for non-gamefowl as well.  I am using same to keep brood roosters separate from each other and hens without having to resort to using pens which are much more expensive.  This keeps feathers in shape for show and helps keep parts of pasture from being overgrazed.  A fence keeps predators like lazy dogs out and dogs ranging among tie-corded birds keep out other mostly wild predators.  Birds roost in some sort of individual roost unit (i.e. blue barrels, dog houses).  Dogs must be competent and losses when they occur are usually around perimeter of yard.

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