protection from predators??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Meg09, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Meg09

    Meg09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Solutions for protecting poultry and other live stock from predators such as: birds of prey, coyotes, foxes, mountain lions? I have a covered pen for pigs, building a strong coup and enclosure for chickens, but they will also be let out during the day to free range. I want to make sure no predators can get into my set ups BEFORE I get my chickens and pot bellys. I had some pygmy goats a few years ago that coyotes got and I felt awful so I want to try everything to prevent that. Im more concerned about my pig pen than anything else. I have one dog that is great with all livestock and wonderful about staying on the property but shes pretty fine boned and not very strong. She wouldnt be any match for a mountain lion or pack if coyotes. Would getting another gaurdian dog be best? I was considering putting hot wire around the pig oen but Im sure A coyote or mountain lion could clear that. Any suggestions?
     
  2. There are lots of pictures of predator proof coops shown here on BYC. Coop and run can be built strong enough and tight enough to withstand most predators. I would try looking at the RUN portion of most coops, as this will show you how to predator proof the ENTIRE chicken area.
     
  3. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Put up two wires, one high and one low. A radio on a talk radio station seems to help as well.
     
  4. horselover4103

    horselover4103 Out Of The Brooder

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    I plan on doing something like this soon for my coop.
     

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