Why you need a secure setup

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Weiden Farm, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Weiden Farm

    Weiden Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because you never know who your neighbors are.

    We seem to have a regular visitor from our trail camera. Where the young are you know mama's not too far behind. We don't keep food in the run (unless you count the girls). the run is then chainlink all around and on top, on the inside of the run, it is all chicken wire to deter the raccoons from sticking an arm in, and the coop is very secure. I think we will also have a hot wire installed.

    So far we haven't had a break-in. If he was bigger - he could be a carpet.

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  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    WOW!! So glad mama stayed away!!
     
  3. SuperChicken07

    SuperChicken07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that a little black bear?
     
  4. Weiden Farm

    Weiden Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes - it certainly is
    probably a one or two year old cub
     
  5. openheartnp

    openheartnp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OY! Your chickies must have LOVED that visitor! Did they make noise?

    I delayed getting chickens for a few years, thinking it would attract more bears. So now I've seen racoons, coyotes, and fox and no bears LOL. Everything wants a bite of our pets!
     
  6. inohio

    inohio Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:YES, I can't count the number of times a bear has broken into a coop to steal the chicken food and then just leave all the birds behind in a tizzy!
     
  7. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! Glad he/she did not have a taste for chicken on those neighborly visits! [​IMG]
     

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