posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 05:50 PM
This is such a great thread! So many great stories!
I did want to mention, because of some of the aerial threats mentioned here, (hawks, owls, ect.) I do have an area, off the back of the pole barn,
where I let them out every morning that has 8 foot fencing around it. It was the original run for them, with wire fencing, instead of chicken wire,
buried 8 inches. We also have bird netting over the whole top. My birds still know that that area, is the "safe" area. We can be setting out in the
back yard, and even if just a turkey buzzard flies over, they all run back to that area. It's pretty cool to watch.
Also, on ducks. One morning, thankfully in the summer so the windows were open, I heard the ducks just going off. Constant quacking. It isn't
normal for them, once they get let out in the run. I went back out, to see what was going on, and there was a dang opossum, drinking out of their
water! The ducks were circling it! It was crazy. I don't know why it wasn't going after the ducks, but it certainly missed it's opportunity,
because I ran and got hubby and the gun. I figure it must have climbed the dog fence, then when I opened the gate to the smaller area, it walked
You can get a really large bird net on amazon for like 50.00. It's been worth it, and has lasted several years so far, even with our MI winters.