Protecting Silkies

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by silkiedude44, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. silkiedude44

    silkiedude44 Hatching

    Jul 7, 2008
    I'm gonna build a 6 by 8 chicken coop. I don't know how big the chicken coop will be because I don't have land yet, but am wanting it to be between a quarter of an acre or a half an acre that has electric fencing to discourage predators. I don't know how to discourage flying predators and digging preadators. Does anybody know how?

  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I would keep the silkies in a run that is covered. It seems like hawks love to go for silkies because they can't see because of that fluff on their head. If not I would provide alot of cover for them to run in or under to get away from hawks. Lock them up at night and things should be fine.

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