What do I do???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by NatashaRodriguez, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. NatashaRodriguez

    NatashaRodriguez Chirping

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    So one of the neighborhood chicken had babies and she got attack and I had to rescue her babies and I didn't mind taking care of them but another chicken had babies and I can't keep them cause I have too many chicks already ,before anything happens I want to capture her and her babies and relocate them, is that a good idea? Were would be the best place to put them??
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    The problem with feral chickens is that they are vulnerable to predation. Realistically, it is population control. Only the strongest/smartest survive. At least she knows the area where she hatched the chicks. Moving her would further endanger her and the chicks.
     
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  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    A coop or aviary.
     
  5. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    I'd leave her be or next thing you know, you'll be taking in all the feral chickens and be overwhelmed.

    My neighbor's chickens free range. It's sad seeing the chicks slowly dwindle in number and the adults disappear too sometimes, but they keep getting more chickens when they get down to one or two. Same happens in the wild population. There will always be some that survive to reproduce and add to the population. Their chickens stay on my property most of the day, that's why I see the chicks and adults go missing. I did find a stray chick once during a storm and put it in with my silkie that had chicks because I thought one got out. Took a few days before I realized my mistake, but my silkie raised her and now I have a random game bird pullet.

    I'm rambling, but my point is, let mother nature take its course.
     
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  6. NatashaRodriguez

    NatashaRodriguez Chirping

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    Yes they alredy killed all the chickens including mines so this thread is now pointless, I think I might just kill this dog
     
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  7. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    I'm sorry. :( Stray dogs have been a problem here too.
     
  8. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Crossing the Road

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    Oh no. Sorry to hear that. :(
     

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