Daytime attack

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

  1. swellhoneyfarm

    swellhoneyfarm Hatching

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    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
    Georgia
    [​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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