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Predators and Heat Lamp

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PolkaDot77, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our coop has had a string of predator problems this winter... a fox, skunk and raccoons. Coincidentally, perhaps, it has also been the first year we have used a heat lamp out in the covered run area of the coop. Since this is the first winter that we have had predator problems as well as had a heat lamp lighting up the coop, I am wondering if the two could be at all connected. We live in a city and rarely see animals around, but for some reason our coop seems to be a big target this winter. Could the lighting have anything to do with it?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    My guess is that the increased predator activity is more coincidental than cause and effect from the heat lamp.
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    I would agree with sourland and suspect that it has more to do with the record breaking cold temperatures over the whole country this winter. But I can say this, if I were a fox living out in the elements this winter, I would sure be keen to score myself a piping hot bowl of chicken soup, wouldn't you?
     

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