Predators in the UK ...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mis-Chief, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Mis-Chief

    Mis-Chief New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    I hope this post is in the right place, There is a lot of info on here about a wide range of pest/predators but i was wondering if anyone knows anything about what kinds of predators are around in the UK I know we have a few snakes but i only know of two kinds and one is harmless and the other protected. also Foxes obviously as they killed my last chickens :(.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I would guess stoats, fox, and possibly European buzzards plus the neighbors' dogs and cats.
     
  3. Mis-Chief

    Mis-Chief New Egg

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    I never thought of buzzards but the run will be having a roof as the uks weather is mainly wet lol .. also thinking of sinking some concreate posts to stop the foxes trying to dig under the wire..

    Other than that i dont know what else to do
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Put a wire flange along the outside of the pen so that nothing can dig in.
     
  5. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My own dog hates my chickens and would gladly kill them. I laid down welded wire all around the outside of the coop and run to keep her out.
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hedgehog.... don't forget hedgehog... and ferrets.. owls..
     
  7. Mis-Chief

    Mis-Chief New Egg

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    Hedge hogs ??? but they are so cute and how can they be a harm to the chickies.

    Dont get to many ferrets by me unless some careless owner has let them free .. i hate people who dont look after their pets .. my garden is completely boxed in by other peoples gardens so i dont need to worry about naughty human intruders :) ..

    Wild bird i notice have been flocking to the chicken run to find food .. how can i stop them doing this .. should i stop providing wild bird food cause i usually do put some out for them..
     

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