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Bats Scare Chickens From Roosting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by centrarchid, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    This evening at about time chickens would be going to roost in garage they started acting up indicating something was in the air but not a raptor. It was a couple of bats zipping in and out of the garage. Species large and chunky. Hen with chicks roosted on ground.
     

  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Any more problems with the bats?
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Bats caused issues for three evenings before chickens got used to them. Now cold enough bats not flying.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Maybe the bats will stay away for awhile.
     

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