predator avoidance?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ericana, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. ericana

    ericana In the Brooder

    Oct 10, 2008
    how do you teach them to not get eaten?
  2. You can't. It's mostly instinctive. You can provide them with a safe coop and many times they'll hurry to the coop if they feel threatened.
  3. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Quote:I agree or they will find anything to hide under or find a tall tree to fly into.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree. When my now big girls were little girls, I had a Red Tailed hawk hanging around. When the girls saw it they would head for their covered run and the coop. They somehow knew there was trouble. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    a roo ,,, they will tell the hens when to run for cover
  6. packinaglock

    packinaglock Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    I sawa couple of hawks circle my yard yesterday when I was letting the hens strech there legs. So today I went out and purchased a RIR rooster.[​IMG]

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