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warning to everyone

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mlm1965, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. mlm1965

    mlm1965 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to warn everyone that a dog will climb a fence and you better have a good top on your run. I lost all of my flock Friday to a couple of dogs while I was at work. They ate most of my Roo but just killed the hens. So be forewarned all of you using deer netting or nylon netting for the top of your run!

    The reason I know it was dogs is because they left their paw prints all over the window to the coop.
     
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    That is terrible. [​IMG]
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    So sorry

    Imp
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My word! That sounds like the work of coyotes, not mere dogs. Coyotes absolutely will climb a fence and do travel in packs.

    I am so sorry for the loss of your flock. [​IMG]
     
  5. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Surly little beggars &%$#@(*&^%^ [​IMG] They even climbed out too! Didn't even have the ssatisfaction to find them still in the fencing. AUUUGH!
     
  6. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss. I won't let my chickens out unless I'm with them. And my hubby built little moveable tunnels for them to run through to get to their tractor outside.
     
  7. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was a kid, we had chickens and my Dad covered the run with chicken wire. I remember asking him why, and he said, "you'll see."
    Could'nt have been more than a couple of days later when I saw a hawk for the first time, up close. It was sitting on top of the run, admiring our flock and it wouldn't fly away until I got less than 5' from it.
    My Dad's a smart guy [​IMG]
     
  8. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats so cool - got any pics of that set up?!
     
  9. mlm1965

    mlm1965 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Actually my cement blocks that I put against the bottom of the doors were moeved and setting up just like I had moved them back to open the door. Looks like someone came to get their dogs. But they sure did not tell me!
     
  10. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats so cool - got any pics of that set up?!

    I do. Just as soon as I can figure out how to resize them, I'll post them.[​IMG]
     

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