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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gracie58, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. gracie58

    gracie58 In the Brooder

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    i have a baby monitor one outside and one in my room since i am a light sleeper, i heard a chicken screaming so i ran outside and saw my cat run buy real fast at first i thought it was the cat getting the chickens but then i saw a racoon chasing it i had a metal baseball bat was hitting the side of the porch the racoon moved a little but kept on trying to come back i threw things at it but it didnt do anything so i let my lab and pit out that chased it away but it keeps on trying to come back will fox urine or anything keep it away?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C whaz sup?

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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    The best way to protect your flock from predators is to keep them in a predator proof coop and run. You will never keep predators out of your yard. You can remove them, shoot them or scare them away, but there will always be another one right behind to fill this spot. So make sure your coop and run is completely predator proof and you won't have to worry about things getting at your birds. NorthFLChick has left you with a great link. You can also stop by our Predators forums and ask for more help as well...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

    I hope you can keep your babies safe! :)
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3, predator proofing is really the only way to keep your animals safe, NorthFLChick and TwoCrows have left you with some good links to check out.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Agree 1000 times over.
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  9. gracie58

    gracie58 In the Brooder

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    my chicken wont stay in their coop they are either in a tree by the coop or on the back porch
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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