Our dog.....Beagle/Jack Russell Mix

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by GeneviaJ, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. GeneviaJ

    GeneviaJ Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Our beloved beagle/jack russell mix, Ellie, got ahold of 2 of our precious chickens. DH took the aviary netting off of the top of the run and I didn't know it. Well, because he never told me, I didn't think twice about letting the dogs out like usual. Apparently 1 of our araucana's (my favorite), and our last rhode island red got out, and she got them, and killed them. We started out with 8 chickens & 2 ducks, we're now down to 5 chickens, & 2 ducks. :-/ DH took the aviary netting off because it was weighed down by leaves that had fallen & we couldn't get them off. Does anyone know what we can use or do to prevent more chickens from getting out of the run?
     
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try raising the fence and clipping their wings. Mine don't even try to go over my 4 ft. fence because their wings were clipped when they started trying to go airborn. Now they don't think they can.
     
  3. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put a tall pole or two under the netting, to raise it up so the leaves won't gather in the middle...
     
  4. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how big of a space do you need to cover? i use an old fishing net, doubled over, on top of my small kennel.
     
  5. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto Mulewagon - we put in long 2/4s to create tented peaks; and every now and then go inside with a leaf blower and blow off any leaves that did collect. Takes just a minute or two and its done.
     

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