Hello from Florida!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DepotMudilk, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. DepotMudilk

    DepotMudilk In the Brooder

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    Ive come to this site dozens of times and you all have answered many questions so I decided to join.I have a small flock which i started in Feb of this yr. 1 BO 1 R[​IMG]IR 1 plymouth rock 2 red stars & 2 ducks. A pekin and a blue swedish or blue swedish mix? Recently lost a BO & Rock to a coyote or fox. I look forward to your advice! If anyone can help ID the duck id appreciate it
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!! Good luck to you and your fowl!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG]time to beef up security, since the fox or coyote was successful, it will be back for more meals. Do you know how they predator got in? Or do you free range? If so that's one of the consequences unless you have a livestock guardian dog with your flock.
     
  8. DepotMudilk

    DepotMudilk In the Brooder

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    Their coop is in a large fenced area over 300' its a pretty heavily wooded area. The two chickens actually flew over the fence to eat some fruit on the other side. They had just layed our 1st eggs 3 days before! They were killed right against the fence. We found our rock half eaten & buried next to a burrow deeper into the woods but not far from their pen. never found our buff. We cleared a barrier of woods all the way around the fence. Hightened the fence and just recently put a hot wire on the outside of the fence around the top & bottom. Ive been bringing our dogs around that area alot hoping it will deter them further. I also clipped the high flyers wings. Is there anything else we can do to keep them away? I think it was probably a coyote as I saw one several months ago. but the burrows seem small. Any additional help is appreciated!
     

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