Do chickens ATTRACT predators?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Squirrelletta, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Squirrelletta

    Squirrelletta Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it true that the chickens will attract predators...in general? My husband has a large box turtle pen and is NOT HAPPY that I will be getting 3 hens because they will go after his turtles if they are just "attracted" to the area in general.

    Yeesh...[​IMG]
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Ummm isn't that kind of like asking if a grocery store will attract shoppers? Anything predatorial will be attracked by the idea of a meal.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    The predators are already around. The chickens just give them an excuse to stay around and make their presence known.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Tell you hubby to just send me his turtles, i'll keep them safe.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Squirrelletta

    Squirrelletta Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL...I wish! [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    They will.


    And BTW I would like to see a big box turtle pen.... Sounds pretty cool!! [​IMG]
     
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't bother the turtles, but sure will poop a heck of a lot in that pen!!
     
  8. Squirrelletta

    Squirrelletta Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you post an image? I read the thingy but cannot find the address on the photo?

    let me work on this a bit! [​IMG] Box turtle pen will be up shortly!
     
  9. Squirrelletta

    Squirrelletta Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is my son watering the box turtle pen. Those are native blanket flowers...

    [​IMG]

    Lets see if the picture post's...even though this isn't "Back yard turtle forum". (Turtles are my hubby's thing, not mine.)

    YEY! It worked! LOL Its a dark pic though, I shoulda lightened it up.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Tell him his Ninja Turtles can handle any threats
     

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