Will the chickens learn?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by crayon, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Hillman Michigan
    I have not noticed any real intelligent life happening with my flock [​IMG][​IMG] I have tried to remove any "jumping blocks" they have as to escape the coop- but they still seem to find ways. We need to keep the pen top open (it has a 4ft fence) because of the foliage we have in the fenced area and the trees that are inside it- as well as us walking around in the fenced in area.

    The dog has killed 1 chick already- I had 1 days without an escape- but then they figured out another way to escape.

    Once my roos get big enough will they take on the dog if he gets close? Or are we doomed to dead chickens on our walk way as a nice (unwanted) gift from the dog....
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope! The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

    Get some deer netting and cut the roll in half so you have two 24" rols and run it around the inside of the fencing (bread ties will hold it ) this is enough of a barrier to keep eveyone in till they are too big to escape their prison
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Quote:No. A rooster protects his flock by staying vigilant to the presence of potential predators and calling to them to run for cover if he sees anything out of place. He is no match for most predators in an actual combat situation.

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