How does one protect a large flock of free rangers?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Solsken Farm, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. I cannot afford a superdome, so what else do folks do? [​IMG]
     
  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
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    Get you a long staff and a white robe and LISTEN to Peter...and protect your flock!!

    Just kidding....

    I let mine out for free ranging only for a few hours every evening...they get MAD at me if I do not let them out. I always stay outside...and watch them....usually while I'm working in the garden.

    NEVER leave them out past dusk...HIGH predator probability.
     
  3. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

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    Ours have acess 24/7 to free-range and are never locked up, no problems yet our dog keeps a look out for critters.
     
  4. What kind of dog do you have Dawg? And your pooch doesn't go after your birds? How'd you train them?

    I was thinking free range by day and coop by night, but thinking larger scale, like 100-200.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    First line of defense would be a good rooster.
     
  6. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
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    There are two ways that I know of:

    1. Two well trained LGD's (and then predatory birds are still a problem), or

    2. Lawn chair, sweet tea, and a shotgun

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  7. snewman

    snewman Songster

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    What's an LGD? Large gun dog? Lazy Good Dog? Loose Gray Dog? [​IMG]
     
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:I believe it is large guardian dog.
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I have free rangers, I accept that I will lose one on the occassion. Dogs keep the predators out of the yard, cats keep rats, snakes, & mice under control. I have a red heeler mix and a lab mix.

    LGD - Livestock Guardian Dog
     
  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky In the Brooder

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    Remington Arms, Model 1100 Mag, 30"VR full choke barrel, with 3" Wild Turkey shot shells.

    Kentucky
     

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