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    Are Owls a predator of chickens?

    Well fortunately, the owl has not returned that I am aware of. The girls have been quiet even though I am not sleeping well! Who would have thought that I now worry about my dog and my chickens more than myself...lol! Thanks for the information.
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    Are Owls a predator of chickens?

    I suppose you aren't willing to give productive advice. I am a single woman who inhereted the chickens and coop and I know that it needs updates. My issue is getting help to do them. Any suggestions on temporary fixes?
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    Are Owls a predator of chickens?

    I did not know that! Interesting!
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    Are Owls a predator of chickens?

    They have the run cover, which is chicken wire. Is this sufficient for the time being? I inherited the chickens with coop and run. It needs some work which I am planning on doing soon in order to make the coop better. Will they be safe for a couple of months? I appreciate every bit of advice I...
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    Are Owls a predator of chickens?

    Thank you. They do have a covered area that the Owl can't get to them. I wasn't sure how aggressive an Owl would be, if the Owl could get through the chicken wire. Do you know if other ways to deter the Owl?
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    Are Owls a predator of chickens?

    My chickens like to roost on top of their coop. They were fussing tonight, when I went to check on them I saw a large bird fly from the top of their run area, to a tree. I am assuming it was an Owl as it is 10 pm and dark in St Louis. I am leaving my outdoor light on to try to deter the bird. Is...
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    Grand "Chick"ren

    My concern is because it just started. And the fact that there isn't a shell bothers me. Am I blowing things out of proportion?
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    Grand "Chick"ren

    I guess my main concern is for the hen. Same feed that they were on, more free range time, established layers. I do see more diarrhea...is she ill? And K know nothing about molting... that's my next subject to read up on...
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    Grand "Chick"ren

    Okay, so here is current situation. Hens are a year old and all had been laying an egg a day. I have had them for 3 weeks. Same coop, same run, just moved them. They are getting a minimum of 3 hours free range time per day in their new yard. After the first week they were here, one quit laying...
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    Grand "Chick"ren

    I inherited chickens that are a year old and laying. Total of three hens. So excited to find this site. What I have seen so far is very informative for the first timer!
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