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Eeeks roadrunners

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mandymooligan, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Mandymooligan

    Mandymooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will they eat chickens? Big or small? I have seen them passing through my yard.
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Hi mandy! [​IMG] I definitely would not trust one around smaller chicks. Roadrunners are amazing predators and will eat just about any animal they can carry away--and they love small birds. I don't know if they'd try to go over a fence or not, they really don't like to fly unless necessary. Good luck!
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you only have road runners then chicken wire will stop them
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't discourage the roadrunners. They will kill baby rattlesnakes.

    Newly hatched chicks might be in some small danger, but a grown chicken is much too big to be prey for a roadrunner.
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard my chickens raising cane today & looked outside & sure enough a roadrunner was running through my yard as well. I thought about him hurting my chickens but then thought no way my rooster could handle that bird.
     

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