easter egger question?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How well are easter eggers at avoiding predators? We're planning on free ranging in a next couple of months when the hens and rooster are old enough.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Easter Eggers do well with predators, but most breeds are about the same. Avoid getting pure white chickens, because they are easily found by predators.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. The answer to your question depends largely on how many predators and what kind of predators you have. If you live in an area that has lots of predators, I would not advise free ranging your flock (no matter what kind of chickens you have), or you will eventually end up losing your entire flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. If you choose to free range, good luck with your flock.
     
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    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    EEs are good at camouflaging but are still are target for predators.
     
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    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I wouldn't bet on any chicken being able to avoid predators. If you free range you have to expect you will be losing some to predators, and maybe you favorite ones. When preds are able to score an easy meal, they will keep coming back.
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    I agree with Drumstick diva.

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  10. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice, we really don't have any ground predators there more Arial prepredators but they come seasonally, I use to free range bantams and I haven't lost one since, the Falcons usually go for their chicks but almost never the adults we don't have huge hawks here just little ones or can a little one still kill a chicken?
     

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