[Market-farming] Pasture chicken run and racoons

Robin Follette list at seasonseatingsfarm.com
Tue Jun 9 14:32:11 EDT 2009

Another vote for farm dogs.  I have two farmcollies and will be looking for a pup in the near future.  They keep coons, coyotes, hawks, crows and small pests under control.  My dogs are a mother/son team.  The female would rather work livestock and take care of ground pests.  The male is obsessed with the sky.  He's always looking up for birds.  We no longer lose chickens, ducks and turkeys to predators.  


Robin Follette
Seasons Eatings Farm
Talmadge, Maine

"Without power over our food, any notion of democracy is empty." - Frances Moore Lappe

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: david van veen 
  To: Market Farming 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 1:19 AM
  Subject: [Market-farming] Pasture chicken run and racoons

  Hi everyone,
  We just built our pasture chicken run, put the new layer pullets (5 wks) in there and bang, the racoons got three of them! The racoon(s) dug underneath the frame to seemingly pull them out.

  Need ideas for preventing racoons from digging under the chicken run.

  Margaret & David
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