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

  1. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Songster

    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.

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