Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bryan8, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    New york
    We have had a few fishers and pine martins around. Will
    they hurt the chickens or ducks?


  2. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Quote:The fishers around my yard say yummy and frequent the pond and the brook that runs through my property. We have several kinds of ducks and other fisher bait that frequent that area.
  3. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes and Fishers go for cats and small dogs too.
  4. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    I had to look them up I have never heard of one before. [​IMG] From a quick search it seems like they will eat anything about there size or smaller. I would safely assume that if they could get into your coop with your chickens then they probably would eat one. They basicaly like anything they can get to eat, they are not to picky.
  5. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Fishers and martins are both chicken-killers. Coop and run security is the most important thing here. Trapping and disposing is secondary. Tunnel-proofing run, and hot wire for both run and coop if separate is good start.
  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    They both most certainly are a huge threat to your flocks! Better be watchfull!

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