Did I mention I have chickens?
We don't have many hawks here. We've had our girls for a year now, and only one hawk sighting. The coop stays open, and we have lots of trees and places to hide. At night they get locked up in their coop.I'd love to have chickens. Amusing creatures plus they eat ticks. I'd also love to have geese. I love their ornery personalities. Alas, my husband put his foot down: no fowl. Probably for the best; I'd feel obliged to build them an aviary to keep them safe from hawks and coyotes.
Dotty, Lousia, Hollis, Opal, Nel, Truvy, ClaireeThey're cute. What are their names? What breeds are they? I've seen ones that look like them, but I can't remember the breeds names.
Awh, i am so sorry. The girls have free ranged all day for a year now, haven't had a single predator.We had a covered run to protect our chickens from hawks and eagles. Sadly the coop and run were not bear proof. We are considering starting over again now that that rogue bear is dead (one of our neighbors shot him with the full approval of the Game and Fish Department). We gave the one surviving hen to a friend who did not live too close by - maybe she had chicks and I could get some of those. She was a big Rhode Island Red and somehow managed to escape the bear and get to a place in the garden that was safe. Our new garden fence is much sturdier than the old one, but that bear even tore down a chain link fence around my neighbor's coop.