Death From Above...... HELP

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jlmrazek, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. jlmrazek

    jlmrazek Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmmm......Where do I start. came home to see all of my freeranging girls hiding in every little place they can find in the greenhouse under trees in the bushes and even in the holes of cinderblocks I know when they go into hiding something has spooked them. I have 23 lavander chicks about 5 months old and about 18 other misc chickens did a head count and was minus one.....I know what that means i looked everywhere for her not a trace..... what can i do to help keep this from happening again??[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. MOve into the coop with them of course!!!! and buy a really big gun. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicky Monkey

    Chicky Monkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I've just been lucky, but I put a fake owl on a post and, even though there are hawks and falcons around, I've not had any problems. I hope I didn't just jinx my chickie babies!
     
  4. jlmrazek

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    It is illeagal here in memphis to shoot the protected redtail hawks....unfortunate:( their coop is not movable it is a chicken house built just for them 8ft x 5 ft and 10 ft tall thanks for the reply.....lol i just hate one of my girls went missing:mad:
     
  5. jlmrazek

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    Quote:see I have one of those and the hawk doesnt mind it I guess I need to start moving it around
     
  6. Chicky Monkey

    Chicky Monkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO SORRY about your missing chicken...it is so amazing the way they 'roost' inside your heart!
     
  7. jlmrazek

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    Quote:It really is and how much you miss them when you are gone.[​IMG]
     
  8. Chicky Monkey

    Chicky Monkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if one put wood or metal stakes close together around the pen if that would help keep predator birds from being able to swoop down and grab the chickens?
     
  9. jlmrazek

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    Quote:Well what is weird is that there is not alot of room for them to swoop in and out but I have seen them sitting on the tree right above their free range area I scared him off tho
     
  10. Chicky Monkey

    Chicky Monkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have anything around that the chickens can hide under, even an old wagon, table etc., that might help.
     

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