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predator avoidance?

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

  1. ericana

    ericana In the Brooder

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    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 10 Years

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    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

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    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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