More pests after eggs?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jolyn, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    A neighbor keeps telling me that i need to be much more careful after my girls start laying eggs...(and one has)...because he believes there must be a scent that predators pick up. He said after his started laying many more critters started coming around.

    He has me worried. My coop is pretty safe but there has been mountain lion sightings around my area...so i worry.
     
  2. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    I have no idea if this is true or not, but I imagine that eggs have a smell themselves so it could be possible. [​IMG] Maybe just make sure you collect often and don't leave them out.
     
  3. thewarriorchild

    thewarriorchild Chillin' With My Peeps

    899
    3
    156
    Mar 29, 2008
    Ringwood area, NJ
    Maybe it is just more of an option?? Now they can have chicken and eggs instead of just chicken? Good luck keeping them safe!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by