"CRITTERS"

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lady Lakenvelder, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    My first set of chickens (BB Reds) were killed by a raccoon. I live in a rural area surrounded by corn fields and woods. Last week my husband was standing out by the pen and a mink ran up from the woods. It came all the way to the pen before it saw my husband, then ran off. The pen and coop are now critter proof, but I'am afraid that the chickens could be scared to death. Any pointers on keeping these critters away other than an electric fence?
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Try using a radio. I have one on a local talk show, I think it helps. At least with keeping the bears away.
     
  3. Grass

    Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a german shepard collie mix thats about 65lbs and keep all strange things out of the yard.shes the chickens guardian
     
  4. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    My dog would love to get ahold of my chickens. She got a hold of my mom's and thankfully only got a mouth full of feathers.
     
  5. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I'll give the radio a try.
     

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