Need help with a predator

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by zach91, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. zach91

    zach91 Out Of The Brooder

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    Over the last three weeks I've been gotten by a predator snacking on birds. I've narrowed it do to either a bobcat or coyote with babies. Any ideas on how to stop it?
     
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  2. Lebrija

    Lebrija New Egg

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    Dig down 6 inches and out 2 feet. Lay down 1/2" wire mesh. Attach that to your base and cover with dirt. When the predator tries to dig under, it will hit the mesh and cant get under.
     
  3. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is it gettimg in? Is there any way you can lock them in the coop at night? Or maybe lock them somewhere til you get the predator?
     
  4. zach91

    zach91 Out Of The Brooder

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    Becuz it snowed recently I found out how it's getting in which makes me think it's a bobcat its climbing a tree to climb in the pen and it attacks mid-day
     
  5. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow can you set a trap away from the coop? That is sneaky so yes I would say bobcat. How is it getting back out?
     
  6. zach91

    zach91 Out Of The Brooder

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    Conservation won't allow me to set a trap until season. I'm not sure becuz this last time It caught one of ducks and it made a mess load of prints in the coop yard
     
  7. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I am at a loss as to what else to do. Maybe someone else will chime in. Good luck.
     
  8. zach91

    zach91 Out Of The Brooder

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    See last summer we had a 6ft black snake that kept all predators away for the low price of one egg a week
     
  9. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Secure the top where it is getting in with hardware cloth.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry to hear about your predator troubles! I suggest posting in the Predators and Pests section for some good answers: Predators and Pests
     

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