We have coyotes and foxes and possums and raccoons and hawks but we haven't
lost any chickens to them since we got our German Shepherd. She keeps a
close watch on predators but does not allow anything to harm the chickens,
ducks, geese, guineas or peacocks. She grew up with our birds and knows
not to hurt them. The cats keep a close watch out for rats and voles but
never attack baby chicks. I think we have been lucky!
On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 2:50 AM, ChrisB <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> We had a huge fox in our chicken enclosure a few weeks ago; we thought
> when we saw it, at about 0630, that the chicken door had not opened and the
> girls were safe, but there were three bloody bodies to dispose of :-(
> We won’t keep chickens for a while . . .
> > On 30 Apr 18, at 23:42, Mike Gordon via olympus <
> olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Saw a beautiful red fox in neighbors yard the other day. I don't care
> for the coyotes--they have followed my car down the driveway and slept on
> our back patio. We also have fisher cats so our kittie, bold and fearless
> though he may be,
> > is not allowed out. I would consider the same procedure for yours.
> > 2015 was a terrible snow year--$1500 plowing bill on top of countless
> hours shoveling. There was no room to put the snow so had a front end
> loader dump it further back.
> > He dumped a ton on top of our submarined propane tank--he should have
> known better after plowing our place for 15 years. I had it well marked
> with reflectors. I found it after much effort and took an hour to dig it
> > Nor'easters are becoming increasingly weird, frequent and severe---water
> is warmer on average may be one partial explanation. We lost two Cherry
> trees this year from storms. Will miss the blooms. We picked out a
> Japanese Stewartia (deciduous camellia to replace one.
> > Very cool bark---4 season interest with spring flowers, and turns bright
> red in Fall. Not many pathogens attack it in our area.
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