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Tonight coldest of season to date. Owl came into barn twice so far tonight. It is clearly working pens in barn going after chickens. It is going only after juveniles with some bailing from roost. Second trip out dogs saw owl flying in light and chased after it in a big way. I will keep going out at 30 minute intervals to harass it and get dogs onto it as well. Once moon comes from behind clouds chickens will see well enough to produce alarm calls.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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post #112 of 113
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Owl not coming in all of last night. It also stopped about midnight of previous post. It seems to have shifted hunting efforts elsewhere. It did not even perch in locations suitable for hunting voles and rabbits.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Today when retrieving a toy drone I saw what GHO is after near poultry of neighbor to north. A patch of Cedar Trees in a fence row support heavy roosting by spatzies (English Sparrows). Literally hundreds of birds are roosting in a volume approximating a medium sized bedroom. Some Cardinals, Towhees and Mockingbirds may be mixed in. The owl likely cannot penetrate the trees but can pick off individuals that flush or roost too near the periphery. Those same birds not only steal a lot of my feed, they fly freely between my area and areas of multiple nearby poultry flocks. Quarantine not possible with that. Time to start catching those spatzies.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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