that's what i'm concerned about-varmints. would one of those mean-a@@ed donkeys scare away a skunk??!! or just turn into an egg-sucker?!!
i'm gonna put off the baby girl (almost 13 ) as long as i can on the chicken issue.....
here's good one: my sister, who lives just outside a major metropolitan area in western indiana, has raised chickens for years. last summer, she wrote to me about her trials with coyotes taking her hens--at one point in time--believe it, she does NOT tell "stories" about her chickens--her husband, looked out a window, saw a coyote relaxing IN THE YARD with 2, count 'em, TWO, of their hens. both dead of course. coyote was not a BIT concerned.
my brother-in-law (not a cowboy,BTW, by any means), went after it with a BROOM
, and he couldn't get the sob to move off, AT ALL
except as his leisure, which i think was a while.
i told her to get some of her blood-hungry associates and guns..don't know what happened--sorry--i'll see if i can get the rest of the story.
last i heard, she was threatening ti put up one of those 8' high, electrified, with the concertina wire, fences around the property...