This owl wont stop attacking my chickens and ducks!

illinoishiker

In the Brooder
Oct 25, 2019
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I just think wasting money and losing your birds if don't use a strong 2X4 inches welded wire all around and then close up birds in a secure coop at night. Any openings covered with strong hardware cloth. Too many things like the taste of chicken. If costs too much then go smaller with less birds. Do what you can right way.
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
24,325
15,552
751
Florida
My Coop
I have good heavy duty netting covering all of my pens and nothing has penetrated it. This was a replacement piece for some crappy netting I put up when I ran short of the good netting.
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cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
24,325
15,552
751
Florida
My Coop
I do have welded wire with chicken wire up in my pens. Only chicken wire for the perimeter fence but I also have electric wires up and nothing has penetrated the chicken wire but it has to get past the electric wires first.
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SarahJane_G

In the Brooder
Jul 15, 2020
10
31
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These 2 Owls come every night and try to take my chickens and ducks head off. I have a chicken run that had a netted roof with a tarp over it but instead the owl somehow smashed right through it and got a hold of several of my chickens. I may sound crazy but i have a very strong relationship with my chickens and i know all their different personalities,and it hurts so much to wake up and their head is missing. I have covered the roof temporally with another tarp,but does anyone know how i can stop these owls from coming and also what would be a good material for the roof?
Iv herd if you put up a fake owl it puts them off??
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
24,325
15,552
751
Florida
My Coop
I don't shut the pop doors but predators have to get past the electric wires around the coops and pens, concrete under the gates and the heavy duty netting (Tensile Strength: 85/245 LBS per Mesh) that covers all of the pens.
 

Muddygurl

In the Brooder
Aug 23, 2020
13
32
36
These 2 Owls come every night and try to take my chickens and ducks head off. I have a chicken run that had a netted roof with a tarp over it but instead the owl somehow smashed right through it and got a hold of several of my chickens. I may sound crazy but i have a very strong relationship with my chickens and i know all their different personalities,and it hurts so much to wake up and their head is missing. I have covered the roof temporally with another tarp,but does anyone know how i can stop these owls from coming and also what would be a good material for the roof?
These 2 Owls come every night and try to take my chickens and ducks head off. I have a chicken run that had a netted roof with a tarp over it but instead the owl somehow smashed right through it and got a hold of several of my chickens. I may sound crazy but i have a very strong relationship with my chickens and i know all their different personalities,and it hurts so much to wake up and their head is missing. I have covered the roof temporally with another tarp,but does anyone know how i can stop these owls from coming and also what would be a good material for the roof?
hello! So sorry to hear about your predator problem. I am going to post a video/pic of my new coop and run I built. With heavy gauge wire. I live in the country in deep woods and have had no issues. Hope this helps!
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
24,325
15,552
751
Florida
My Coop
Some people have said they can't cover their pens because they have trees in them. You seemed to make it work. I did too. I didn't use wire but do have good heavy duty netting covering my pens.
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writerskramp

Chirping
Oct 20, 2020
31
135
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Have delt with coons and not owls.. experiance is a good teacher.. teachers can be wrong.. that is why student excels the teacher.. Use chicken wire on top your run.. unless they carry wire cutters. Then use your 12 gauge wire cutter.. bury immediately.
 

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