field shelters ?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by judas, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. judas

    judas Out Of The Brooder

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    can you place field shelters out and what will they look like. i was thinking covered like slightly taller than a chickenz for areal attacks. but in the wild how do these critters take shelter. i know they used to take to trees.. any help will be appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    I remember reading on here some people use 2 wooden pallets and set them up into an "A" frame, so the chickens can run under them if they spot an arial predator. I would assume you would do the same thing with branches, etc (Lean-to or A frame design)
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    Quote:thats exactly what we have.
    our yards fenced in with large trees outside the fencing. there are some hiding spots for my chickens, but if they are out in the middle of the yard, they are in a open field. so i built a shelter, funny thing, i have yet to see my chickens need it for cover, but knowing its there is comforting! [​IMG]
     
  4. judas

    judas Out Of The Brooder

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    mayby i can train a sheltie to heard them to shelter... any luck so far? our old wormireanian use to heard us back away from the road when we were like 2-3
     

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