How many of you can say...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dreamwallaby, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. dreamwallaby

    dreamwallaby Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Camden County NJ
    How many of you can say that you never saw any predators until you got chickens?? We have woods behind our house, I know there has to be raccoons never seen them. Not ever has our trash, yard or animals been messed with. I have had meat in a trash bag next to the the trash cans when they've been too full and they have never been touched either. No scat has been seen ever. I've seen oppossums twice but never in our yard, just on the other side of the creek that runs behind our fence. The only thing that ever came into my yard was a wild turkey that then started to eat the seed below our bird feeder, lol. Am I being dillusional thinking I won't have too much problem with the wildlife here??
    How many of you never had a problem until you got the chickens?

  2. huntercf

    huntercf Songster

    May 17, 2010
    I have a problem with cats, but I had that problem long before I got chickens. Predators are just something you need to take into account when you get chickens.
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I never had a problem with predators until I got chickens. My dogs guard them now, so I don't have a problem with them anymore, but they got a few free meals from us.
  4. patman75

    patman75 Songster

    I never had issues with racccons getting to garbage until I got chickens last year.

    My nieghbors had issues but they did not mess with me until I got chickens. Problem solved after catching 4 last year. So far it has been quiet this year. However I did notice some fresh tracks in the dew on the grass this morning. I think it might be time to put out the live trap and game camera to see what out there.
  5. Quote:Before having chickens to protect, most people are unware of all the predators that are around.

    Before having chcikens to protect, they are not predators....... they are just wildlife!
  6. Ibicella

    Ibicella Songster

    Nov 13, 2009
    Everett, WA
    I don't have chickens yet, but there is enough road kill to know that I'll certainly be seeing them when I do. If you get a game cam and set it up, you'd be surprised what wanders through in the night.

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