predation, foxes

discussion
Dave Robinson
By Dave Robinson on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 - 10:34am

Be Selfish, Dont share (with the foxes and raccoons)

After losing all of my first flock to predators ( I thought it was foxes but Raccoons turned out to be the big killers) I considered a lot of options.   "Locking them up at night"  just didn't fit in our lifestyle as we travel a lot.   We had been raising an English Shepherd and when he graduated to staying outside with the chickens all night, the problem was solved.    We've lost no birds to predation since then.   An added benefit is that we also lose nothing to the deer.