compilation of ideas, advice, ect.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SLWyandotte, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. SLWyandotte

    SLWyandotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    Chatom, Alabama
    Random compilation of ideas from this forum. Paraphrased and cited ideas.

    i'll edit it to add as i read through the forum. i know it is a bit common sense and chaotic but i'm compiling as i go i may organize it later. hope it helps by consolidating everything in one place.

    use pre-fab chain link dog run and a ground skirt of chicken wire to prevent digging under. 2”x4” and welded wire and build a fenced enclosure. chicken wire keeps birds in but not predators out.-from BeckyLa

    temp solution large dog create.- from spottedcrow

    Camouflage your fence with lattice work- from BeckyLa

    close the coop door at night -bigzo

    coons can work latches use locks. use an electric fence outside the run. put a top on the run to keep out climbers- Sandrachick

    dog s marking his territory will deter some predators.- from YARDBIRD

    dogs will kill your birds- from shadi

    neosporin helps with healing wounds clean all wounds, watch for signs of infection, if infection occurs see vet.- from prariechiken

    some dogs will protect your flock.- bayouchica

    Raccoons and opossums will eat chickens, and will return night after night. they can get through small holes. coons will reach through wire and pull chickens through holes.-from prariechiken

    owls and skunks eat chickens- wolfpack62001

    weasels eat chickens- chickbea

    last thread used rooster dead-- unknown predator

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