Owls

AceTex88

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 29, 2013
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I am starting a new coop after several years of no chickens... And our new house backs up to woods with a bunch of owls. Will the owls try to go after my chickens? They will be bantam orpingtons. I have seen the owls go after other birds, and squirels during the day just before nightfall, so I am concerned they will see the chickens as an easy meal!
 

shmccarthy

Songster
6 Years
Mar 27, 2013
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Yes owls will go after the chickens. Owls are generally out hunting at night, when the chickens are safe in the coop but I have seen them out during the day as well. I have a large owl living in the giant oak tree in my yard, but he hasn't bothered them, but I still keep an eye on him. If your coop is properly fenced, I don't see an owl putting in a huge effort to break in, but I would still keep an eye out during the morning/dusk, just in case.
 

AceTex88

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 29, 2013
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Thank you, the coop is very good, just concearned during the day when they will free rang a bit.
 

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