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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Burbs, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Burbs

    Burbs Songster

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    Ok.............this is kind of cool. The chickens decided it was time to retire at about 7:15 tonight. Really odd since they don't usually go to bed until around 9ish or so. Anyway, went out to lock them up thinking I might as well take advantage of the situation and the song birds were going nuts. Looked up and here is what was causing everyone trouble.

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    Don't see them very often. Sure had the birds on their toes.
     
  2. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Songster

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    WOW! Very cool pic. Now you'll have to be on your guard for return visits.
     
  3. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    It will come back over and over until it gets what it wants...
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    keep your young bird away from the wire, had an owl pull bird through chicken wire. Great photo
     
  5. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

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    That is a great picture. The song birds are a great warning. I am always paying attention to them.
     
  6. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

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    It doesn't even look real! I always get nervous when the song birds get either too quiet or too noisy. Great picture!
     
  7. monathequeen

    monathequeen Songster

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    Beautiful Owl........I had a beautiful Owl kill 4 of my chicks. The way to tell is the body is missing and the Owl leaves you a nice collection of feathers.
    They come out when it's still light out. BE CAREFULL !!!! If the chicks have a covered run, they'll be ok.
     
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    really great pic!! Totally cool
     
  9. Burbs

    Burbs Songster

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    Patient little sucker. He's been sitting in the same spot for almost an hour now.
     
  10. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

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    Wow - great photo.

    Last summer I had a big white owl give me a fly-by when I was taking out the trash. He must have been sitting on my roof. It had a 4-5 ft. wingspan - freaked me right out when it came down over my head out of no where! I couldn't believe how QUIET it was. Be careful with your chickies.
     

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