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Murphy's Law of Predation.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ashburnham, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Songster

    The dog/fox/hawk/raccoon/thylacine/velociraptor/chupacabra

    will always kill the prettiest/rarest/most valuable/youngest HEN

    while ignoring a whole pen full of useless roosters!
     
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  2. DeckDuck

    DeckDuck Chirping

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    Absolutely! Every time! How do they know?

    Murphy's law of Hatching: if you hatch a small number of chicks just for fun, they will all turn out to be cockerels.
     
  3. GEvans2769

    GEvans2769 In the Brooder

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    Makes me sick! I do everything to protect my chickens and the dogs next door chew through the wire and kill all but one chicken. Now I have to start all over.
     
  4. JanetS

    JanetS Songster

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    Sorry for you loss. What kind of wire did you use? 1/2"hardware cloth is the best and maybe some electric fence to keep those dogs out.
     
  5. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Songster

    An electric wire at dog or fox nose level is most effective.
     
  6. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Songster

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    Electric fence and a shotgun!
     

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