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Re: 2012

Post by Nicki » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:20 am

My parents have coyotes in their woods; I've lost some chickens to them before :(

I have a decent camera, but I would love a really nice one too! Maybe one day....


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Re: 2012

Post by millipede » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:19 pm

We tried our best to keep our birds locked up pretty tight so I never had a problem with coyotes. Well, there was a time we left probably close to 20 ducklings outside and forgot about them... never found any of them so I can't say what happened to them.
When animals did get in, I'd fix things up tighter. We haven't had birds in a while now but I had one pen so tight that even snakes had a hard time finding their way in.
Oh, we did have a few guineas that decided to nest in a neighbor's yard. We lost some of those to predators.
In the future I plan on keeping less and pretty much not letting them out much if any.
We're considering getting a few birds this year but we'll see. The pens we have are sort of being used for storage at the moment. Got to clean those things out.
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Re: 2012

Post by Nicki » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:40 am

We've never had a coyote get in one of the pens, it would be when I let my chickens out during the day! I thought coyotes were nocturnal, but I looked it up and they do come out during the day when they're really hungry.
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Re: 2012

Post by millipede » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:36 pm

yeah, you don't see them during the day very often but it does happen. It's tough raising poultry with so many predators...
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