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Do predators increase in colder to deep freeze temperatures?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dcglover, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. dcglover

    dcglover New Egg

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    So it's 5 months into first flock. I have 15 hens.4 Different breeds, Do I have to worry about an increase in predator attention and aggression? So far so good, but, if you will allow' 'count my eggs before they are laid '!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    Predators are very likely to increase in spring, when new babies are born and need to be fed. Fall and definitely winter when snow and bad weather can cause lack of normal prey animals. When starving, predators will take the easiest snacks - birds free ranging, birds in poorly protected coops and runs, etc. Raptors passing through on migratory runs will swoop down in numbers to satisfy their hunger. Of course they will also snag out door cats, small dogs, rabbits from their hutches, etc.
     
  4. dcglover

    dcglover New Egg

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    Have covered run. Coop appears secure. Guess I'll have to wait and see. Thanks for response.
     
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    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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