1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Venting on predator loss.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by scooter147, Sep 4, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    I don't know why I even open the Predator and Pest index. It just makes me furious:barnie.

    I realize some folks on this board are inexperienced and don't know better at first and I realize that dogs and other predators can rip through wire etc. during the day and kill chickens and well bears are almost unstoppable.

    HOWEVER, by reading many of these posts over the last two months or so I can tell many have experience in rasing birds but simply don't do what is necessary to protect their birds or a bit of laziness steps in.

    I have lost a few birds over my 40+ years of experience but it was never for lack of proper facilities.

    I have had numerous people over the years ask me about raising chickens and show interest in raising birds for many reasons. The FIRST thing I PREACH is predator protection or don't BOTHER!!!, you are simply wasting your time and money. If you don't build, construct or buy a 100% predator proof coop there is simply no point in having birds!!!! The predators will always find them.

    I feel better know, If some of you may want to rip me for expressing my opinions so let me have it.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    From the predator and pest rules

    I just want to make clear the purpose of this forum.

    *This forum is for dealing with predators and pests. Period.

    *If information is graphic, please note it in the subject line of your post so members can make a decision whether they want to open the thread or not. If you choose to open a thread with said warnings, it is not BYC's responsibility when you are offended.

    *Dealing with predators and pests is not always pleasant. Although sometimes hard to do, please be as sensitive as possible when explaining procedures and results. Some younger members and/or squeamish adults will appreciate it.

    *Although some ways are not considered ideal to some, it serves the purpose of removing the offending predator. If you have an idea or a helpful comment, please do reply. If it is a sarcastic comment about the disposal or capture of a predator, please keep your thoughts to yourself. We are not here to judge one another on methods or ways and means.

    *It is the responsibility of the person with the predator to determine the legalities of what they do and that person will take ultimate responsibility. BYC does not condone illegal acts.

    For instance, Trapping..this is a legal defence and it is not open for debate whether you prefer this method or not. This forum is designed as an aid to those who are having predator problems. It is not a debate forum on ethics.

    We do not judge here.
    If you are continually offended by this forum, I suggest you not visit. Thanks. [​IMG]
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: