Use of wood pallets

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 24279102, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. 24279102

    24279102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading last night about hawks and chickens and saw that someone used pallets to provide protection for his chickens. I can no longer find that article and was wondering how he made them. Can anyone direct me to that thread? Thanks
     
  2. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't recall the post,but I've seen many "pallet shelters" in pastures. They are simple t make,just set two pallets up together like a pup-tent and nail them together at the top to form a "A-frame". If overhead predators fly over the chickens can hide in the "tents".

    Hope that helps!
    Larry
     
  3. 24279102

    24279102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. I was just wondering if the guy who made them closed in one end or left them both open ?
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Leave them open.
     
  5. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    It was to my understanding that they were just up on cinder blocks so the chickens could get underneath but still have an escape route in case the predator decided on a ground attack.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Unfortunately some hawks (Cooper's for example, and it is THE chicken hawk) will chase their prey on the ground: through, under and around obstacles. THere was a study I read that showed that the percentage of Cooper's with significant untended but healed injuries (broken bones and the like) was very high, and most seemed consistent with on-ground collisions.
     
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    24279102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much everyone. I'm trying to give them another option rather than under my deck - where I can't get in to cleanup the poop !!
     

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