Hawks and Mountain Lions!

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

  1. Chikyn

    Chikyn In the Brooder

    Oct 17, 2012
    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 In 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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