Magpies and chicks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jody78, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. jody78

    jody78 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2012
    My 2 month old Buff Orpington chicks were free ranging in the backyard today, and were harassed by three magpies, swooping, landing and grabbing away at their treats. Screeching at the chicks. How can I deter the bullies? They're such a raucous, bold bird!
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Magpies will kill and eat your chicks. Better pen the chicks up until they are too big for a magpie to eat,

    I've had magpies try to kill a puppy. One would taunt the mother and try to draw her away from the puppy and another would swoop in from behind and try to grab the puppy.

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