Survivalist Forum banner
chicken predators
1-13 of 13 Results
  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Something is taking my 3 month old chicks out of the house, eating the meat off the neck and killing the chicks. I found 2 of the chicks, a buff orpington and a rhode island red. Both chicks were intact, except for the neck area which had been eaten. In the past week around 9 chicks have come...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The coyotes are getting brave and making moves on the chickens during the middle of the day. I have found myself unprepared to deal with the coyotes. I do not have a coyote call. Can not put out foothold traps because my dogs and my cousins dogs will get in them. Solution Rather than...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey guys, I had some kind of animal eat through 1/2" OSB that was screwed to 2x4 framing on my chicken coop. It got inside and killed all 12 of my chickens. Entry point was about 24" off the ground and the size of a basketball. No claw marks. No claw prints as it was raining. Didn't really...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Two of my 4 month Barred Rock pullets have been getting out of the yard. One came up missing a couple of days ago. There were some feathers outside the chicken yard and nothing else. This evening my wife found this one outside the yard.
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'm loosing birds to hawks, is there anything I can do? I'm am only there on weekends. 3 roosters and down to like 30sih hens. Its hard for me to count. I'm hoping that the birds that live will learn to not be hawk food. The coop is secured. Auto door that opens every morning and closes...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    If there a good type of hedge row for a chicken yard? My girls like to spend the heat of the day under an old pecan tree that has some tall weeds growing around it. I thought about clearing out the weeds and planting some kind of hedge style bush that can provide more shade during the summer...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I went outside today and saw a Red-tailed hawk lusting over my laying hens. We got 6' woven wire around them with 4' of chicken wire inside of that with chicken wire completely laced in on the bottom to discourage the weasels. We have deer netting over top of them but we are gonna replace it...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Sunday morning I woke up, let the chickens out, went back inside, crawled back in bed and went back to sleep. Around 8:30 my wife heard something, looked outside and saw feathers all over the front yard. She told me to get up that something had gotten the chickens. I got up, got a shirt and...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am having issues with hawks & our chickens. They keep stealing our chickens. I have shot a few but every month or so a new one shows up & makes off with a chicken or three before I can catch them in the act & put some shot in them. Does anyone have a more viable solution to dealing with these...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    When my wife and I moved to the farm in august 2013, we arrived with 13 hens. The hens were a little over a year and a half old. Those 13 hens were laying around 9 – 10 eggs a day. With that 9 – 10 eggs a day I tried to estimate how many chickens and eggs my family would need during a long...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Chicken hawks are killing my chickens. I have come to the conclusion hawks are like democrats. You work to build something and they want to take it away from you. My wife and I are getting ready to expand the chicken yard. When it is done we are looking at around 200 X 100 feet. I thought...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I killed two chicken snakes last weekend. One was only about 2 feet long, the other one was 6 feet long. That 6 feet is with a tape measure and not estimated. I first spotted the larger chicken snake on top of the rabbit hutch monday morning of memorial day. Before I could get the snake it...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I went up to check on my 5 white leghorns and 1 buff orpington (sp??) this morning and to hoe the garden. The "hoop coop" and garden are quite a distance from the house and once I looked down to where the chickens were at I could tell there was something wrong. The chickens were all dead. 4...
1-13 of 13 Results
Top