1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!


Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lynnemabry, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    Beautiful Lake County
    This week I lost 2 of my hens to what I figured was a fox. I have seen them around. Then 2 days later the flock was squacking (sp) up a storm. Looked of the deck and saw a beautiful bobcat sneaking up into the yard. That night we had to carry the peeps to bed, they wanted to roost on the front perch. I guess to them it was safer. Now the poor things are stuck into the coop until we can build a run and the bobcat forgets easy food. May be a while.

    The up side is that my darling said I need to get more chicks now.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Yeah, a run is a necessary part of the coop where I live. I have all the predators except big cats and big snakes. If I didn't have a secure run I wouldn't have chickens. Sorry for your losses.

    Good luck building a run.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by