Sort by reaction score Thread starter mikes.chickens; Start date Oct 12, 2008; 1; 2; Next. Make Your Property Less Attractive for a Fox. Scaly leg mite: These live in between the scales on the chickens legs. First of all, chickens can actually combat these pests on their own. Continue with Google. Apr 10, 2018 - How to Repel Chickens. While they might appear similar when perched, hawks and falcons have different wing shapes. I own some chickens, and they love to root up my garden. Hawks are predators that are able to pick up, kill, and carry off an adult chicken. Many plants that are dense such as mass plantings and groundcovers can also be effective in deterring chickens. The dusting smothers these bugs out. or sign up with email About this Discussion. I'm also going to purchase some guinea hens this weekend, supposedly they are great little predator alarms. Hawks hunt birds during the day. I have used a clay spray in the past (dry powdered white clay you mix with water). Golf balls are not the best way to trap a snake in comparison to other available methods. The theory is the strong-smelling spices repel the chickens and discomfort is caused when they walk over the spices. Last. Jun 3, 2008 4 0 7. Next Last ••• More options Who Replied? If you've ever had free-range chickens wreak havoc on your yard or garden, you know how much damage they can inflict in a short period of time. 1 of 2 Go to page. Chickens have a pretty poor sense of smell actually. Some plants are naturally unappealing to most chickens. This garden is 50 square feet. I used it on my fruit trees and garden vegetables and that seems to deter bugs and small birds, but I haven’t tried it this year with the chickens. It may take weeks for the fox to find one, but you can be sure if your chickens are on the usual route the fox takes, it will check. Flies are attracted to chicken poop, wet bedding, and food scraps in the chicken run and coop. If you've ever had free-range chickens wreak havoc on your yard or garden, you know how much damage they can inflict in a short period of time. They find food by sight. How to Repel Chickens. Oct 12, 2008. Save Share. How to use it: Mix 30-40 drops Peppermint oil with 2.5 gallons water and spray it around the coop and chicken run.. Reapply after every rain or heavy dew. Chicken predators are one of the toughest aspects of raising chickens, but they don’t have to be! 6. Is there any way to keep the chickens out of my shade garden? For some ideas on repelling chickens using spices, check out the YouTube video on How to Repel Chickens. Hubby managed to shoot ONE grandaddy rat but his family appear to be taking revenge and coming around in daylight to laugh at us! These frightening tools have limited efficacy as the birds can become accustomed to the mechanized predators, especially if they aren’t moved to various locations and positions on a regular basis. None of this stuff seems to work. Hardware cloth is sturdier and more unbreakable. It is not always easy to farm the chicken in the city and any person who chooses to do this; he has to be ready for this task. Mar 15, 2020 - How to Repel Chickens. Preventative measures start with a simple cleanup of your property. All stages live on the chicken and are generally found in the vent region. If you've ever had free-range chickens wreak havoc on your yard or garden, you know how much damage they can inflict in a short period of time. Bury it 2-4 feet deep around your coop and chicken run to deter the raccoons from digging. You may also want to put it over everything like a roof and secure it tightly so the raccoons can’t gain access by climbing.