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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Solsken Farm, Jun 20, 2008.
I cannot afford a superdome, so what else do folks do?
Get you a long staff and a white robe and LISTEN to Peter...and protect your flock!!
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.
Ours have acess 24/7 to free-range and are never locked up, no problems yet our dog keeps a look out for critters.
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.
First line of defense would be a good rooster.
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
What's an LGD? Large gun dog? Lazy Good Dog? Loose Gray Dog?
Quote:I believe it is large guardian dog.
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
Remington Arms, Model 1100 Mag, 30"VR full choke barrel, with 3" Wild Turkey shot shells.