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My birds are disapearing!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TSW99, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I own two chicken coops and one of the two I never used to lock up at night and both coops were good for around a year. now a predator has moved in the area and killed two birds so I thought well fine I will just lock up at night wrong, I wake of today to find the egg door broken and pulled out, nest box almost ripped off and a wall pushed in. (I will submit a photo of it on my phone). so I'm thinking what is this a Bear or coyote? now I'm out three of my chickens and I'm worried about my other coop. the other coop is stronger though as I built it but I'm still worried. all birds are in the other coop. I live in north Florida so we have both bear and coyotes in the area I have heard coyotes in the past but it doesn't look like the damage one would do to me.
    one other thing I'm in the middle of switching coops the new one being one of those thin metal sheds so I don't know if it will be safe?
    Any ideas?
     
  2. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got neighbors?
     
  4. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes we do
     
  5. gawildlife

    gawildlife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bear
     
  6. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd get a trail camera and catch the vandal in the act. I vote for a bear.
     
  7. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankfully we have a trail camera I will set it up tomorrow to see what it catches
    do any of you all know how I might deter a bear if so
     
  8. gawildlife

    gawildlife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Electric hotter the better. See the bear proofing thread.
     
  9. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think a metal shed would be safe enough
    of course lock up a night
     
  10. gawildlife

    gawildlife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on how sturdy. The typical lightweight aluminum "tool shed", no. Well constructed metal building, yes.
     

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