Predators or pests in the High Desert

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by techno chicken, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. techno chicken

    techno chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind do I need to know about, crows are the most widely seen in my area as well as the neighbors cat he's pretty harmless
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Listen with a rooster that big I don't think you have to worry!
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crows will not hurt chickens. You need to watch out for coyotes though.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I would PM Debiraymond. She doesn't live very far from you, I'm certain she'll know what you need to look for.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I would imagine hawks might be an issue. That is the only thing that has gotten any of my birds.
     
  6. techno chicken

    techno chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw only 2 to 3 hawks since I have lived here about 16 years
     
  7. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    crows wont really hurt chickens, but ive heard and seen coyotes near the RR Tracks on Santa fe Ave lately
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Crows would take a chick. They are famous for traveling in pairs so one distracts a mom bird from her nest while the other snags the babies. So i wouldn't let baby chicks out free ranging without cover. Doubt they would bother a full grown chicken, though.
     
  9. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grew up out there and the only thing I ever saw was coyotes and VERY seldom hawks. If your by any hills MAYBE a bobcat, but that's rare.
     

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