what should i do???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by spinner145, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. spinner145

    spinner145 In the Brooder

    okay so awhile back a predator attacked and killed some of my chickens what could i do better???[​IMG]
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.

    More details are necessary in order for us to help you. Did it happen during the day or at night? Were your chickens in a coop, run, or free ranging? What is your coop, run or tractor built of, if you have them? What is your setup like?

    I'm glad you're asking questions - this is a great place to learn. In the future, you might want to consider asking them all in one post. That way people will be able to read and answer them all in one place. [​IMG]
  3. spinner145

    spinner145 In the Brooder

    in a wire cage by the garage
  4. spinner145

    spinner145 In the Brooder

    at night
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Racoons will reach through the wire cage, shake the cage, tip it over, or tear it up. Dogs are also able to get into many cages. You need to build a better coop!!! Mary
  6. mrchicks

    mrchicks Songster

    Jul 29, 2013
    Agreed. They also can learn to open latches. Putting a chicken in a wire cage outside is just feeding the racoons. The birds need a safe indoor coop area at night.
  7. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    x3 A wire cage is a raccoon trap - except the raccoons get away scott free with the "bait".
  8. spinner145

    spinner145 In the Brooder

    my dogs dont usaly kill my chikens [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  9. spinner145

    spinner145 In the Brooder

    we have dogs wich is why i'm wondering was the coon or whatever desprate
  10. spinner145

    spinner145 In the Brooder

    Quote: our dogs klled a coon we avent hadcoon problems since

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