Free range after dog attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jc9766, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. jc9766

    jc9766 New Egg

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    My chickens were free ranging for about a year and then a dog killed 3 of them. I built a big pen for them which has an electric fence around it, but they love when I let them free range, I will do that if I am standing right there. Is there any product that I can use to let them range when I am home but not standing over them that will protect them?
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A portable electric fence comes to mind.

    Did you resolve the problem with the dog?

    Chris
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    A three strand electrified fence can work)<Protection is not complete but can be enhanced with positioning. It may take a while for local dogs to learn boundary. It makes hunting for foxes and coyotes trickier since they do not like to get zapped either,
     
  4. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a large run. More than enough room, bit I wish I could let them out too. My dogs would eat them up in a second. On the other hand, the dogs keep away armadillos, opossums and raccoons.
     

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