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post #51 of 55

Where do you live?

We have the red-shouldered hawk...a lot of them actually.

You actually took that picture of the eagle?

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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post #52 of 55

No I did not take a pict of the eagle, but I saw the bird that killed my Pepper and I saw the same bird perch on a tower next door.  It screeched at me as I told it to Eff off and I gave it my bird.  It was an Eagle.  This was big one, it was about 7 lbs.  Defiantly NOT a 3 lb hawk. Today my guy watched first 6 then ten of them circle our backyard.  We live in a prime area for attack.  There are strong trees in neighboring backyards and our yard is narrow and long.  It's and 1/8 of a mile long.  Basically no people around to ward off attacks.  

 

I live less than 5 miles from the ocean along coastal Texas near Galveston. 

 

We also have barn and great horned owls here.  I'm a huge bird fan (obviously.)  For me it's fascinating and frustrating all at the same time.


Edited by RollerDerbyLexi - 1/7/16 at 5:40pm
post #53 of 55

We do have Eagles here but I've only seen them near the river.  I live 5 miles from the river.  I would be scared though if I saw that one in the picture with it's claws out, going for my birds.

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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post #54 of 55
The area I live in has lots of ponds and bayous. I have a small pond for my girls to hunt around. Most importantly there are lots of other birds, squirrels, skunks bunnies and raccoons for big birds to eat.
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by RollerDerbyLexi View Post

The area I live in has lots of ponds and bayous. I have a small pond for my girls to hunt around. Most importantly there are lots of other birds, squirrels, skunks bunnies and raccoons for big birds to eat.

It's so true. I've plenty of field that's loaded with mice. Hawks regularly perch on the phone wire not 300 yards from where my birds are in electric poultry fencing. Will I eventually lose a bird to a bird of prey? I've no doubt of it. Eventually something will happen making for low mice population one year (animal populations are cyclical) so hawks will need to risk injury attacking large prey- my birds. 

 

The benefit of portable fencing outweighs potential risk for me. 


Edited by Egghead_Jr - 1/9/16 at 11:35am

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