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Hawk killed two

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mpgo4th, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. mpgo4th

    mpgo4th Songster

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    I haven't been home during the day for three day. I get home and shut the coop up just after dark and I feed and water and let them out just before sunrise. I got home early yesterday and noticed the 9 week olds were all still in the coop. I went out and saw that I had two missing. I walk the fence line to check for holes and found the first one freshly killed and still recognizable. After a little searching I found a pile of feathers and a leg and bones from the second one. I've had predictors come before but they never got a kill let alone two. I'm so mad right now. The pen is 60 feet by 30 feet and now I put a 10x10 dog kennel in front of the coop with a tarp top. I hate that that's all the space they have.
     
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Is your run covered? I have had 3 hawk attacks before and it was only able to kill on one of the attacks. The best advise if you don't have a covered run is to cover it.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Fishing line can work - kinda zig-zagged across the run. I actually use tree branches, palm leaves over my grow-out pen and it seems to work.
     
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  4. mpgo4th

    mpgo4th Songster

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    It's covered now.
     

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