shelters for free range birds

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rainbowgardens, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of shelters do you all have in your yard for chickens to duck under for cover against hawks?
    I had a problem with one small persistant hawk last year bothering my girls and would like to build some inexpensive protection for them.
    We're not totally red-neck, so we don't have broken down cars or farm equipment parked all over the place.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I built teepees out of saplings and fabric from some old patio umbrellas. Someone I know has just sapling huts made in the style of Eeyore's house in Winnie the Pooh.

    Good luck.
     
  3. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some free pallets and wired them (two for each shelter) together with leftover electric fence. I open them into tepees and place them around the pasture for shade/shelter from hawks. You can get free pallets most anywhere- one of our biggest sources around here is Sears.
     
  4. VA from WV

    VA from WV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aroo? Pictures please! [​IMG]
     
  5. Stephanie-n-Hayden

    Stephanie-n-Hayden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] That is too funny!
     

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