Hey there, I'm Gen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kobe519, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. kobe519

    kobe519 New Egg

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    Hey there, I'm Gen and new to the site. I had 40 chickens but eagles have taken 9 in past few weeks. So if anyone knows tricks to let my girls go back out to free range safely it would be welcomed. I live on the coast in Oregon and I own a horse boarding stable and deliver mail and about 20 hours a month I work for the state as a livestock inspector. It's great to be here.
     
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. kobe519

    kobe519 New Egg

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    Help i can't figure out in profile.how.to add a picture. Thanks
     
  4. Fentressfarmer

    Fentressfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!! Only thing I know for big birds is a shotgun!
     
  5. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! The only thing I have for chicken hawks are my Great Pyrenees. They work really well and scare off the hawks. An eagle may be a little bigger than a hawk tho!!
     
  6. kobe519

    kobe519 New Egg

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    I keep dogs out with the flock but still have them taken. I've heard stories that if you place coyote cutouts in yard they will stay away but my thinking is they will notice it's not live and chickens aren't scared of them. Also heard about hanging CDs in trees around property but we don't have trees. We just have open flat pasture land. There aren't even bushes for them to run under when eagles come. We are working on better landscaping but cash flow is really tight at the moment.
     
  7. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Good Luck
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Gen, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Glad I don't have eagles to contend with! I think maybe luring your birds outside with treats might work. I like the big dog approach more than the shotgun approach. Can't imagine the fine for shooting an eagle...but it's gotta be steep. Might work just to scare them. Good luck to you. You might try the Predators thread below to see if others have had eagle problems. Good luck to you!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. I am having the same problem with hawks. Have taken 2 of my hens away from hawks (both lived) in the past couple of months. Finally had to just cover my runs :( and that wasnt cheap or easy! Best of luck to you. Sorry for your losses
     
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