Daytime attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by swellhoneyfarm, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. swellhoneyfarm

    swellhoneyfarm Hatching

    Dec 29, 2010
    Any clue what we can do to protect our chickens from birds of prey in a rotational grazing system. We built a 8' X 8' open bottom layer coop (salatin style) that has a door for the chickens to get out into a good sized run. We move it every few days. Yesterday afternoon when i went to close up the coop there were chickens every where. Total we lost 10 chickens 5 taken away 5 left in the run. The dead ones we found in the coop had wounds to there back. I believe that eagles or osprey came in for a pass and just grabbed what they could. Am i totally off with my thoughts?? The only thing that surprised me if it was an eagle or osprey was that there wounded animals left to die. I am going to try fishing line with flash tape and pie plates tied to it strung across the run t try to scare/deture the birds. Any other thoughts or remedies are greatly appreciated.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    [​IMG] from Ga. Sorry it is for this reason. I do not know the answer but I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your losses. [​IMG]

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