Problem with Ravens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mntfowl, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Mntfowl

    Mntfowl New Egg

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    How do I prevent Ravens from stealing the eggs? I have 65 birds & I lost a lot of eggs the past few days. Put up fishing line & it did not help. They even took the seramic eggs.
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have ravens here. I never had one go in my coop to steal eggs ! where do they lay eggs? you can put netting over the pens might help.
     
  3. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    Can you describe your setup for us? Maybe we can help better that way. Where do your hens lay their eggs? How big is the pop door that chickens use to access the egg laying areas? How are ravens getting in?

    Ravens are very, very intelligent and some of the common deterrents for hawks simply won't work on them.
     
  4. Mntfowl

    Mntfowl New Egg

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    I have 2 enclosed coops. I have caught the Ravens with the ceramic eggs from the next boxes.
     
  5. Mntfowl

    Mntfowl New Egg

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    Well the coops are enclosed & we have over 100 birds. The turkey seems to be protective of the hens but now I am facing a pecking problem.
     
  6. ozarkchicks

    ozarkchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck with the ravens, luckily we don't have any around here
     

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