Was going to let them out this morning......

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

  1. justduckie

    justduckie Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens, that is. I started back towards the coop before I left for work and that's when I heard them........

    Coyotes.

    So they spent the day in the coop. No way am I going to provide coyote lunch to a pack. It has been getting cold and rainy anyway, so not only were they safe and sound, but warm and dry, too![​IMG]
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    do you have a run for them or do they free range?
     
  3. justduckie

    justduckie Out Of The Brooder

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    They are free ranging right now until we finish with the new run. I'm digging a ditch to put the fence into and trying to design it so I can put a roof of wire over the top. I'm thinking seriously about putting a string of electric fence around the bottom. I've been seeing more and more foxes, badgers, skunks and now coyotes.

    Right now they are in a converted 8X12 shed that is pretty secure with a light on a timer so they have about 15 hours of light a day. I've also kept them in the coop because they are all about 20 weeks old and still NO EGGS! [​IMG] I wanted to make sure they weren't out in the sagebrush, hiding them from me.[​IMG]
     

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