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Just Started My First Coop For My 7 Year Old

By NEVAEH4, Apr 11, 2012 | | |
  1. NEVAEH4
    [​IMG][​IMG]Describe 'JUST STARTED MY FIRST COOP FOR MY 7 YEAR OLD' IF ANYONE HAS ANY POINTERS I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR THEM!!! WE HAVE RATTLE SNAKES AND SO WE PUT DOUBLE FENCE AROUND THE COOP I KILLED A VERY LARGE DIAMOND BACK RATTLE SNAKE ALMOST 6' FOOT LAST YEAR IN OUR BACK YARD NOW THAT WE HAVE CHICKENS EVERYONE IS TELLING ME THEY WILL BE WORSE NOW I HAVE A BOXER SO HOPE THAT HIS SENT MAY HELP[​IMG].

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  1. NEVAEH4
    Thank you all for your Comments an ideas they all will be tried,We have many predators in our areahawks are bad but have not lost any yet. I saw where someone posted about CDs hanging in there yard what is that about please explain if u know ,thank u. we have Bobcats also along with any other type of predator you can name on about 300 + wooded and field acres so no telling how or what will show up we are new to having chickens so any advice would be Great THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS ALL REALLY LIKE THIS SITE AND HOPE TO LEARN A LOT.YOUR NEW BACK YARD CHICKEN GROWER DAMIAN NICOLE ,SERENITY& OUR NEW ADITION PRESTYN 9 MONTHS OLD.
  2. marlo1968
    You may also try using the hardware cloth buried into the ground some around the perimeter of their yard.
  3. debsfrontporch
    put moth balls around the coop and the run. Snakes hate them! :)
  4. judyki2004
    looks like it will be a cute coop, keep updating! careful with those snakes! thank God the worst critter we may find in our backyard is a random centipede or spider ( & I'm scare of both)
  5. JohnnyxRex
    Actually, chickens should help get rid of snakes! At least around the pen. The snakes may try to get the eggs to eat, but normally the chickens fight back. Just make sure you watch where you're going and look before sticking your hand in the coop!

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