Why am I starting to see so many predators?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bledsoe95, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a week ago i killed a possum out of my chicken coop, & just yesterday i seen 2 coyotes, about 3 weeks ago 2 hawks had my chickens on roost all day. Are all these predators coming around for my chickens or what? (i know the possum was after a chicken dinner)
     
  2. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's winter. Food is getting scarce and they are all taking risks. It has been a particularly cold and harsh one where I live, so we are watching out for them too.
     
  3. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant stand anything trying to eat my chickens.
     
  4. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2:thumbsup
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bait works best this time of the year , loud bait HTH
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Do you free range at all ?? if so thats like ringing the dinner bell.

    AL
     
  7. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope theyre all put up.
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Winter is a tough time for preditors searching for food and putting on fat stores, they probably just smell the birds and are coming around to have a look see.

    AL
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Bingo! Right answer! [​IMG]
     
  10. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I have not seen anything other than tracks,and I hear the hawks.They are hungry.Wish they would eat all the squirrels!

    I only let the girls in the run and ONLY while I am there tending to the coop,and then they get locked back up!
     

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