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CameraChick



Joined: 11 Jun 2013
Posts: 45
Location: Hershey/Harrisburg, PA
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:07 pm Reply with quote

In the past 2 months, we've lost 2 yearling chicks and a hen to unknown (but likely fox or coyote) predators. Hubby thought he was doing me a favor by letting the birds range during the day, but then we couldn't encourage them to go back to the pen to roost at night (where I could lock the door and keep them safe).

Anyone have any encouragement/tips/tricks/advice? We're down to a cock and a remaining yearling chick and I really, really don't want to lose any more. Sad
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Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 870
Location: Georgia, USA
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:32 am Reply with quote

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania but did not meet the peafowl species until after I
moved to Georgia where I live two miles from a tiny town. The nearby fields and forests
contain abundant varmints (local word for predators) and there dogs that kill poultry just
for fun. Therefore my peafowl and chickens can NOT be permitted to roam.
So all my pens have wire tops to keep my birds from flying out and prevent prdators from
flying (or climbing) in.

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