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When are predators most active in your experience?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lengel, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. lengel

    lengel Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    Other than dogs, do you find that predators bug or kill your birds most in winter or spring or other season?

  2. IN-farmgirl

    IN-farmgirl Songster

    Feb 3, 2009
    I think hawks are most active in the fall. They can see so much better from sky to ground with leaves off the trees. Hawk loss reports on BYC are highest in the fall.

    I don't know about other predators....like owls, coons, coyote, etc....
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I only see racoons in my yard Spring and Summer. It is the time they are raising babies.They don't seem to be around when the weather is cold. I have a feeling they are around all the time, just don't see them.
    I have an eagle that flies over in the Summer, but don't see it other times of the year.
    I'm pretty sure all predators needs to eat year round, so I'm glad they stay away from my chickens.


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