Hawks and Mountain Lions!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chikyn, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Chikyn

    Chikyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Just two days ago, my little black silkie who was about 4 years old got killed by a hawk [​IMG]Her head was ripped off, and when I came to the rescue all was too late [​IMG] She was dead! Body was still warm [​IMG][​IMG] And also One of my favorite silver laced wyandottes got killed by a mountain lion (infection) How to prevent them?
     
  2. Shelshanam

    Shelshanam Out Of The Brooder

    Hawks not much you can do but put netting over their pen. I covered mine in a cheaper deer netting and so far it's held up pretty well, but I do let them out to free range and that proved fatal today.

    As far as mountain lions short of livestock guardian dogs not much will scare a mountain lion off. You can always contact your local department of fish and game and ask if they have any recommendations or if your allowed to trap/kill.

    Good luck.
     

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