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Anyone let their chickens roost in the trees?

16 years ago

I'm just curious if anyone allows their chickens to roost in the trees. I imagine the owls take some if they roost in a tree, but on the otherhand, if birds are not confined in a tight pen, catastrophic loses from minks, weasels, raccoons would be reduced. Everyone seems to have a story where a predator made it into a pen and killed most or all of the fowl.

I know some people are successful with peafowl roosting in the trees and Stoneunhinged knew of a feral flock of grey junglefowl crosses that were surviving five years later.

Love to hear your stories!

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