Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by picklespickles, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    does anyone keep a brushpile for the chickens to hide in? i made one that was originally for the goats to nibble on. after a while i noticed chicken poop inside it and realized that they were using it even though i never saw them. there are some that roost in there and they all hang out in there at least some during the day. it's in a place between a shade tree and two large open connecting fields.

    i have a fence between me and the fields. it's always seemed to me like that would be the perfect place for a hawk to come and eat them in that area. but, luckily, it never happens. i feel like at least part of that is the brushpile which gives them a large place to hide and hang out in the most dangerous area.

    does anyone else use a brush pile or something similar as cover from predators?
  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I have a couple of piles, but mainly I have plenty of blackberry bushes and others they like. I have two hens and a roo that won't stay in the fenced area, they roast in a pine tree.
    I make sure they all have plenty of cover to hid in. The only place they get in trouble is my fire break, when they try to cross that they are dinner.

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