Watch out for Owls

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by texas kay, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. texas kay

    texas kay New Egg

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    We are starting over this spring. Two years ago we lost hens to foxs so we improved the run bottom. This last year we kept lossing a hen a night and couldn't find feather or foot. Then I moved the chickens up next to the house. I am taking a shower when I hear a hen "awkkkk" outside the window. The only other sound was that of "whoosh". We had everything covered except the top. Found the owls perch the next evening. He had to be almost 2 feet tall. I have a better pen ready this year.
     
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW. I am sorry you had such a rough time. Last year we did a free range chicken experiment and before long owls could be heard EVERYWHERE! We would go outside at night and my dad said he could practically hear them saying WHOOO,WHOOO,WHOOO Wants Some Chicken!! We had to pull the few survivors and re-design! I shudder to think of the stories the survivors must tell their kids...It all started on a cold and dark night....
     

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