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    BYC members in Massachusetts?

    Hi @Azureduckchick , I'll PM you.
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    BYC members in Massachusetts?

    Sorry, didn't notice the color preference.
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    BYC members in Massachusetts?

    I have some whiting true blue rooster over leghorn, wtb, amerikinda, and wtg hen on my counter waiting to go in the fridge you could try over in Groton, Ma if you wanted to drive that far. They're fairly clean. I think I have at least a dozen. The rooster was blue partridge with barring. Message...
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    Red tail hawks are toying with me and terrorizing my flock!

    All these solutions are great, but people forget that hawks are smart and vary from bird to bird, region to region. Some people have hawks that either need to be shot and killed, or have pain inflicted on them a few times and allowed to live so they can go teach others what to fear and avoid...
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    Red tail hawks are toying with me and terrorizing my flock!

    Not that it has anything to do with anything, but I really love my slingshot, a Daisy B52 slingshot w/wrist support. I target practice at trees all the time-so therapeutic! And if there happens to be a hawk in between me and my target, oh well! What's a little bruise between two natural friends...
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    BYC members in Massachusetts?

    Phooey, the rack's not visible unless you blow it up really big. Oh well.
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    BYC members in Massachusetts?

    Oh gosh, don't get me started. And turkeys are the mildest of wildlife interference too. DH took this photo while biking on the neighbor's driveway (big hill). He's kind of far away, but you might be able to see it.
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    BYC members in Massachusetts?

    Thanks, I think it comes down to experience. A lot of people haven't had to try to live with these things. I love wildlife, otherwise I wouldn't live out in the woods. I just also love living and having my kids safe! People crying foul at shooting vicious or large predatory animals that come...
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    BYC members in Massachusetts?

    You really shouldn't mess around with mountain lions. Where I grew up it took 10 years to go from "there are no mountain lions here" to sniping them (dead) out of suburban neighborhoods and backyards with little kids. They are not something you should live with. They do not respect people. It's...
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    BYC members in Massachusetts?

    We've had mountain lions in town here too, but fish and wildlife says pictures by joggers and hikers don't count. They want those joggers to bring them a carcass, I guess. We're just about ready to deal with them, so they'd better not hit up my farm or this stay at home mom may be bringing fish...
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    Run space requirements for HAPPY hens

    You're lucky. I tried free ranging my birds here and we have coy-dogs and bears that destroy fences. A german shepherd sized hybrid came out of the woods after about 20 minutes of supervised freerange and went after my birds, then switched to my kids in their wading pool so I had to go take him...
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    Black on baby roo comb, falling off

    Is there a string wrapped around the top of the comb, just below the base of the constriction? It almost looks like there is.
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    Rachelsflock's Flock Journal

    Probably, but they might also fry my family. My gut instinct is to avoid them. My husband is partially blind and like many kids, my children aren't always very smart/good at self preservation. I do have a guy coming down to give us a quote to fence our 6.81 acres with livestock fence tomorrow so...
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    Rachelsflock's Flock Journal

    But I still have pretty chickens and we get nice eggs. Wtb and 2 different wtg eggs.
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    Rachelsflock's Flock Journal

    Unfortunately I'm putting the journal on hold until I get a decent aviary run put on the coop. Right now I've got an 8' tall, 8' wide and deep run of hardware cloth in addition to the floorspace in and under the coop that is keeping the coydogs and hawks out and we have gone from 40+ to 26...
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