The good thing about the snow.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bakerjw, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    We've had snow on the ground for the last week or so here in the East Tennessee hills and I've found one good aspect to it. It allows me to see if any predators are eying my flocks. They are all locked up at night but I am sure that food is scarce which would certainly make predators be out on the prowl. So far all I've seen is a dog passing through and checking out our garbage cans. No racoons, fox, or bobcats all of which have been spotted in our yard in years past.
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I agree with you on that...the snow definitely lets me know if I need to bait a trap or not.

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2010
    We got 12 inches here in north alabama and it is kinda scarey to me to see the tracks because there are some huge tracks as big as mine but with paw prints in the front. I dont want to know what made those tracks, lol.
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I noticed that here as well the last snow we had. There are alot more things creeping around in the dark than you think.


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