Sea Gulls

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hughb, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. hughb

    hughb New Egg

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    OK I am new to keeping the girls. We rescued 15 of them from a battery farm last weekend. We have never kept chickens before. Everything is wonderful, they are even laying eggs!! Butttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have a problem with pesky sea gulls dive bombing and stealing their food. What can we do to stop it? Read the books, internet, etc but can't find an answer. Can anyone help?[​IMG]
     
  2. SilverM0on

    SilverM0on Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aside from covering the run i really have no idea sorry
    maybe something to scare them like a fake prey bird on the roof
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Cover the run somehow. Simple plastic netting will do.

    Gulls are very opportunistic, and besides stealing food, they wil eat any eggs or sick adults or young ones they can get.
     
  4. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Cover the run or only feed the hens in their coop. Congrats on your new chickens and welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  5. AmazonDragon

    AmazonDragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll need to cover the run, sea gulls are smart oppertunistic little suckers.

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