Protect my birds!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Julia-renee, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Julia-renee

    Julia-renee New Egg

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    Found a hen dead today. We think a raccoon or fisher got to her. She was outside of or pen at her nest and the trail of feathers went around the pen to her body. Is there anything I could buy like a decoy of some sort that would scare predators away. My turkey mean the world to me and this recent death hit me like a truck. (I'm 11 by the way)
     
  2. peaceisgreen

    peaceisgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    got live traps?
     
  3. Julia-renee

    Julia-renee New Egg

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    Are they expensive? My dad might have some, what could I bait them with?
     
  4. peaceisgreen

    peaceisgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    they can be pricey or you can learn some rope snares
    you can use anything really could use some of the turkey they were after some berries and a ball of tinfoil
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I would make sure you get them locked up at night in a secure pen. I don't allow any hens to sit outside their pen on eggs, it's too dangerous.
     
  6. puffypoo22

    puffypoo22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can buy wolf pee shots. Apparently they scare predators away...I have never used them nor do I know of anyone who uses them.

    Sorry about your turkey.
     
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