Predators in Minneapolis

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickchick56, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. chickchick56

    chickchick56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do i need to worry in the city about predators? I know we have hawks and raccoons but
    Are there others i need to know about?
     
  2. lcertuche

    lcertuche Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't forget about dogs and cats. I had a couple of stray dogs wipe out most of my chickens within 15 minutes time. You also need to watch out for possums, skunks, rats and snakes in suburbia. Where I live in Arkansas most predators in the country are the same one as in the city. Think Fort Knox when locking up your chickens at night. Oh yeah, once some one (human) stole all my chickens one night while they and I slept! Footprints in the dew told the whole story.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Here in MN, I don't think you'll have much to worry about as far as snakes. At least I've never had a snake issue as far as chicken predators. You are right about hawks and raccoons, possibly skunks and as mentioned above, dogs and cats. My son went to college at Northwestern University on Snelling and saw a coyote cross all 4 lanes of Snelling one night.
     
  4. lcertuche

    lcertuche Chillin' With My Peeps

    Many people from towns and cities don't think they have predators but they do because everyone (and thing) loves chicken!
     
  5. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cities and suburbs are raccoon, possum and skunk heaven: lots of places to hide from larger predators, lots of garbage cans, pet food and even idiots who actively feed them.
    Even red fox and coyotes adopt to living in cities & suburbs.

    Read my post on Responsibility, please.
     
  6. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take it for granted that just about everything eats chicken, so best to be prepared.
     
  7. chickchick56

    chickchick56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been watching my neighbors chickens at their gate hoping to talk but they never come out. .they're new to our neighborhood. .but their chickens have a run from the coop to a fence, in a v-formation but nothing over head and they are such friendly chickens too..I worry for them. Should I knock on their door?
     
  8. chickchick56

    chickchick56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone want to start a Minneapolis thread?? We could have fun too
     
  9. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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