LGD's and birds

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Longview, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Longview

    Longview Out Of The Brooder

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    Will an LGD deter hawks and other predatory birds? I sure would like to free-range (daytime of course) my up-and-coming chickens in the pasture but we are right on the edge of a 3,000 acre prairie.

    ALSO-

    Will coyotes scale a (short- think pasture) fence for chickens in the daytime?
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Yes, the answer to both your questions.


    Coyotes will jump a 6 foot fence.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Will an LGD deter hawks and other predatory birds?

    Maybe.

    They won't deter them 100%, and are not always easy to train to guard poultry.

    If you're willing to put in the necessary work, and have a lot of patience, it can be done​
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011
  4. Longview

    Longview Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm.., well I am trying to find a away to justify allowing my birds to roam sometimes. Guess I would be hedging my bets with a LGD, but not guaranteeing safety.
     

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