predators

  1. BigBlueHen53

    There"s a Coyote, and I Can't Shoot!

    So we lost our BJG rooster, George, and four BA hens in the last couple of days and weren't sure what the predator was until this afternoon when I spotted what appeared to be a single juvenile coyote preparing to come onto our property. I had suspected coyote, as there was virtually no evidence...
  2. Crazy Duck Lover

    The death of a young legend. Fly high baby 💔

    Sunday, April 18, 2021 a legend was born. A female welsh harlequin ducklings that I named peanut, in memory of @DaisyBuff s hen that passed. She quickly became my favorite duck in the flock. She’s was playful, and loving. I was hesitant of putting her outside with the rest of the ducklings that...
  3. fowl enemy

    fowl enemy

    owl caught up in bird netting trying to get baby pheasants i know not poultry just be prepared for predators
  4. T

    Do grown up Emus have any predators?

    I am considering getting a couple of Emus for a while now. I have plenty of space where they could roam around. The only issue I have that sometimes I may not be able to close their coop at night. So I am wondering would automatic door work well with Emus? Or might they decide to sleep outside...
  5. M

    Chicken coops in Vermont

    Hi there! We just got our first 8 chicks yesterday and I am working on planning our coop. We live in Vermont on 5 acres near Mt. Mansfield so it gets really cold and we have everything from fox to bear regularly in our yard. My biggest concern are bears. We have acreage but most of it is wooded...
  6. C

    Automatic door and predators

    Little background: I've automated my coop door and lights, to close and go off at sunset and open and go on at sunrise. I use half an hour offset, but I am in the city so little worries for predators. Fast forward: I am a regular at a farm close to the city, between the city and the woods. The...
  7. Fn87

    Millennium Feathernet

    Hi I'm raising 188 chicks at a farm. They're seven weeks old and we're starting construction on their coops. The plan is to build a millennium feathernet. I don’t know much about the feathernet (I'm not in charge) but my understanding is that it's an open air plan. I've been told we'll be using...
  8. Brooke_R

    Ducks won’t get out of pond at night

    My ducks normally would go to their coup in the evening on their own however lately since they’ve been hanging out in the pond all day, they refuse to go to bed. I try to coax them out of the pond but the won’t get out and I swear they even mess with me by swimming up like they will and then...
  9. Waters-flock

    Predator Proofing in Advance

    Sorry for the long message in advance. We recently moved from a large city to a rural location in Central Texas and are getting ready to add chicks in February. I am putting together two chicken coops and I am busy gathering information to make these coops as predator-proof as possible before...
  10. H

    Missing ducks

    Hi there! Two of my ducks have recently had ducklings and they stay in a shed at night. The other ducks prefer to sleep outside but two nights ago one of my adult ducks went missing. Thismorning I woke up to two more of them gone. They were all very healthy and no signs of a struggle so I’m just...
  11. Malkaris

    It's raining cats and dogs...

    This should probably have been posted in the rambling thread but... it does involve predators. The stuff that's happened in the last couple of months is just 😤 and I shattered my screen so getting back on here for advice took a while... Anyway! Just this afternoon: 2 separate incidents...
  12. RRTXCHICKS

    Automatic doors - predator

    Hello all: I searched for automatic doors and predators but only found recommendations, etc. Our concern is whether an automatic door is basically an automatic feeder for predators. Here's what we imagine...the door opens and a coyote is just waiting for them to come out. Maybe as I type this...
  13. L

    Chicken run improvement suggestions anyone?

    We recently bought a house and a 6 bay shop. Attached to the end of the shop is four “stalls”. Along the backside of the shop is a fenced in area (fenced is a strong word lol). The stall closest to the run was converted into a chicken coop with a raisable door. We have our chickens in there now...
  14. A

    one of my chickens got killed :( how to i make the run more predator proof?

    so basically I got my chickens about a week and a half ago and we never had problems with them getting attacked, but..... today my cousin's dog (their our neighbors) visited us and at first, it was pleasant and we petted him and everything was fine, but then he went sniffing around the fence of...
  15. E

    Ducks in a Garden

    Hey there! I am building a garden, complete with tall fence and a small pond and I will be adding a trio of runner ducks to it in order to help keep bugs down. I have seven other runners in a different section of my yard, but they have a donkey and goats walking around to ward off birds looking...
  16. E

    Should I cover the run?

    Hey all, Just building our first coop! It's 4'x6' and will house 4 hens. I'm currently designing the outdoor run area that will be 12'x6' and 4' tall. I'm just trying to decide on whether or not to cover it. The sides will have 1/2 wire Hardware cloth. We live in a rural setting on the coast...
  17. C

    Flock wiped out last night (description is a little graphic, but no photos)

    After an unfortunate miscommunication between my husband and I last night, the door to our chicken run was never closed. Please no judgment. We're heartbroken. When I went outside this morning, I found two carcasses about 10 feet from the coop. One was a hen, sitting upright (sorry, but as...
  18. cvlcite

    South Florida Predators?

    Hey y’all I live in urban south Florida and I have 2 hens! I wanted to know if anyone knows about what possible predators there could be around here. When I say urban I mean like city I’m nowhere near any wildlife areas so I know I don’t have to worry about bears or anything. I’m concerned about...
  19. JuniorTheHen

    Follow these steps to insure your hen's safety!

    Being a chicken keeper, things can get difficult when predators are around. Recently, there has been a fox problem and is an ongoing worry for any owner of chickens. There are several ways to protect your chickens, but here are the most effective ways to ensure your safety over predators e.g...
  20. F

    Chicken run roof or no roof

    Hello everyone! My question centers around coop runs and their need for a cover or roof to ensure a full enclosure and safety from predators. I currently have an indoor coop with an outdoor run both with roofs. It is fully enclosed and predator proof. I am considering an additional run to offer...
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