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Wild Sumac and Chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Pete's Chicks, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Pete's Chicks

    Pete's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2009
    Near Madison
    We have a lot of wild sumac in our backyard. I was wondering if I fence around the sumac could that act as protection from the hawks, instead of covering the run.

    The sumac creates a dense covering, especially in the summer, but is very small in diameter, so the chickens would be able to the walk through comfortably.

    I have a picture, but I'm not having any luck trying to post it.


  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes, shrubs can be useful cover vs hawks (won't *prevent* hawk attacks, but makes them less likely, and less likely to succeed). Just remember that if any branches arch over the fence, it can be a raccoon (etc) entry route as well.

    Good luck, have fun,


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