Overlooked winter prep item

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Galaxiedriver, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Galaxiedriver

    Galaxiedriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of you know that ol' man winter is coming and has arrived at some locations. One thing about winter is that food for our predator friends becomes scarce and they become hungry. When that happens they search and work much harder for a meal.

    Make sure your coop and runs are predator proof.
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:For sure! The dogs ran off another coyote not more than an hour ago and I know it will get worse before it gets better.
     
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    Yep, that's a good reminder for everyone. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've already noticed increased predator activity in just the last week. Night before last I heard 4 throughout the night that got into the electric fence. I know they won't be back, but I'm sure there are more to come. All we can do is to secure the chooks to the best of our abilities and hope for the best. Good Luck !!!
     
  5. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amen!!!![​IMG]
     
  6. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow this reminds me to patch some places up around the run.
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Couldn't agree more...no openings any larger that 1/2" and those can't be chewable...I don;t think we could stop a full-grown bear, but nothing else gets in and the hens are in before sunset and never out before sunrise.[​IMG]
     

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