predators

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thomas Nix, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Thomas Nix

    Thomas Nix In the Brooder

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    It seems like a daily complaint but folks, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, panthers, bears, eagles, hawks, and coons have been eating chickens since they got off the ark. This list is not exhaustive either, I just listed the ones I deal with on a regular basis.
    Raising hens and broilers in the dark heart of Florida predators used to think I was Colonel Sanders. We have since come to an "understanding". It takes a major commitment to get ahead of the problem. "Easy, simple and fun" are not part of it. Most threads I see advocating backyard chickens underemphasize the predator problem.
    Once you accept reality stuff does get simple, but not easy and usually not fun. First reality check: Do you realize that human beings are the top predator? Superior intellect, opposing thumb, no animal comes close. Humans always win, stop whining start winning, but always deal gently with our wild adversary.
     
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    :welcome
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow


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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Interesting intro - nice to meet you?
     
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  5. So I take it you are not new to chickens... lol

    Make sure you drop in on the pest and preditor forum and share you're wisdom as you can. Lots of us are brand new backyard newbes , my first egg was yesterday:)

    Welcome to BYC

    Gary
     
  6. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Welcome to BYC from middle Tennessee :frow from a guy who spent last night trying to get a coyote into my cross hairs. So far, she's smarter than me.:barnie
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Out to pasture
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  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Congrats on the first egg!!! woot woot!
     
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