Sometimes, you just have to lose a chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by GrayDragon, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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    Kinda glad I don't have them yet.
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice pic. Beautiful bird, methinks.
     
  3. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
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    my dad has one that visits his pond everyonce in awhile(dad doesn't care since his pond is over populated with fish and no one fishes there) ...
     
  4. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Nice shot!
     
  5. skywatcher

    skywatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed the telephone lines running through the branches,How is your phone service when the wind blows? That's a GREAT picture of the BALD EAGLE. I tried to get a picture of a Golden Eagle but if flew away before I could get a camera.
     
  6. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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    Those wires go down to a house behind us, I believe. Though our telephone/electrical/satellite/cellular service out here does kind of stink. I'm thinking of getting a solar panel for the chicken coop.

    This is actually half a mated pair, their nest is over by the river, with a big sign my neighbor put up stating that if anyone even THINKS of molesting those birds he's going to shoot to kill. Took a long time to get them back around here.

    I'll just adjust the coop design to include overhead protection and acknowledge there is a good chance if they get out of the coop they are going to be lunch. Though he mostly seems to hunt the river and lake.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  7. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Wow! I'm kinda glad I don't have to worry about bald eagles in my yard! Whew, but I do have to worry about rats, fleas, mites, a neighbor's mini dachshund and yesterday a Cooper's Hawk (?) came down right in front of me and tried to grab Baby Bad Wings - my smallest Buff Orpington Pullet who had just recently recovered from a major injury. See post on that saga¬Ö

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=236360
     

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