Whats the best farm animal to keep predators away?????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by happyhens44, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. aprophet

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    Quote:X2 A good livestock dog helps too.

    traps works 24/7 while a dog needs to sleep [​IMG] guns and shovels are the next to the last step of a good predator control program the last step would be having plenty of time to reinforce your pens because you reduced the number of predators LOL
     
  2. whitehousechix

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    would you believe my avatar horse, really.
     
  3. theFox

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    Quote:X2 A good livestock dog helps too.

    traps works 24/7 while a dog needs to sleep [​IMG] guns and shovels are the next to the last step of a good predator control program the last step would be having plenty of time to reinforce your pens because you reduced the number of predators LOL

    Now to go along with what aprophet has mentioned, I'd ditch the shovel and use the harvested predators as bait.
     
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  4. Squishypuff

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    For awhile I had a mule filly, and I was totally shocked at the drive she had to keep assorted critters off the property. She killed several stray dogs, as well as some RABBITS. I am not a mule lover, but she sure was effective! And she was all of 2 months old.
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

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    Velociraptors:

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  6. Moonkit

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    I'm all for the velociraptor defense.. but I've heard that donkeys and llamas are excellent guards against predators and human thieves.
     
  7. vebyrd36

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    German Shepherd and a big gun!!
     
  8. kla37

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    Quote:X 2! Seriously though, I have known people that have had great success with donkeys.
     
  9. suebee

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    Your cousin should keep them penned up during the day and a nice sturdy coop at night. [​IMG] And get a dog that protects chickens, like mine.

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  10. mulewagon

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    Mules! They'll kill or drive away dogs and coyotes. Gotta watch 'em around goats, though, or anything dog-sized.
     

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