Red Stars in Driftwood

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by chickenbobtom, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. chickenbobtom

    chickenbobtom New Egg

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    20 to 50 Redstars in the boonies. Lots of predators, dogs (they chase them up and down chicken yard fence until one flys out. Rat snakes (lost 12 babies at once when they were in a supposedly snake-proof cage, egg eaters also). Coons,possums,foxes,hawks and fire ants. They have a big fenced yard, I lock them in every night. Weapon of choice, 410 shotgun. Last time I shot a fire ant hill, it just made it worse!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Whats your question or you just Posting? I will add NO dog will be chasing my chickens up and down the fence---even my dog!
     
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  3. chickenbobtom

    chickenbobtom New Egg

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    I was just posting, new to site, not really sure what to do. How can you watch your dog 24/7?
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I do not have to watch them 24/7, If I see them chasing my chickens I break them---if it takes a day or two. After that you do not have to watch them anymore----they know better.

    As far as the coons, possums etc---set live catch traps and remove them. As far as Chicks if you have snake problems---put them in a snake proof place until they get big enough to be safe from the snake. Fire-ants have never been a problem but if so you can spray their mounds. Hawks--if they are bad in your area---you will not be able to free-range much and will have to use netting to cover your runs.
     
  5. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have to poison the ants
     

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