What animals protect chickens?

Bunnylady

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If the fox is getting to the chickens, your fences are definitely part of the problem.

My mini mule has tried to attack chickens (fortunately for them, they are quicker than she is), and has probably managed to connect with a couple of ducks. Mules and donkeys protect their territory, not so much the animals inside them, and are known to get nasty with anything they think doesn't belong (sometimes including new members of species they are already familiar with). Also, they don't "patrol," and if the fox comes while they are sleeping, it can literally get away with murder.

The only animal that will reliably protect chickens is you (I think greybeard's list are names of guns named after animals);)
 

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I know that you don't want an LGD but they do keep hawks away. When my dogs and chickens lived together I never lost a chicken to a hawk. The dogs would watch the sky and bark and chase any that even tried to get close to the birds. Now that the chickens and dogs don't share a field a lose chickens to hawks so I know that the dogs were working.
 

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Only problem with those suggestions is that they might keep the other predators away - but there wouldn't be any chickens left to protect, lol. I think the "Trigger Happy Cowboy" is the best predator deterrent! :)
Depends on how good one is at target acquisition and bullet placement...
Black Widow=North American Arms .22 magnum
Cheetah=Beretta .380 ACP
Desert Eagle=Magnum Research, arguably the most powerful handgun on the planet
Panther=An Italian .177 or .22 air pistol
Bushmaster=Remington Adaptive Combat Rifle
Python=Colt Combat Magnum in .357
Taurus Bull=large bore handgun chambered for .44 magnum or .454
Redhawk= A Ruger revolver, .44 Magnum, .454 Casull, and .480 Ruger.
Bearcat=another Ruger revolver chambered in .22.
Diamondback=an AR-15 pistol in 5.56
Rhino=40DS revolver in .357 magnum
Bulldog and Bulldog Pug=Charter Arms revolver in .44 special or .357 mag.
Llama=1911 clone spits .45ACP and .38 super
Raptor=Kimber Arms .45ACP or 9mm
Blackhawk=Ruger single action revolver in .357
Warthog=ParaOrdinance 1911 in .45ACP
Bruin = a Dan Wesson 1911 in 10mm
Scorpion=CZ/USA 9mm "pistol"...
Marlin=Rifle in a variety of calibers and configurations.
Golden Mallard=Beretta autoloader shotgun in
Kestrel=UK Gunmark shotgun..double barrels 12 ga
And of course...a Colt.=any Samuel Colt product...
 

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Used to, ya couldn't give me a Ruger, but I have become a fan of them over the last couple 3 years. That's a pretty good price on the Wrangler.
 

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Used to, ya couldn't give me a Ruger, but I have become a fan of them over the last couple 3 years. That's a pretty good price on the Wrangler.
I've got a few Rugers. My parent's gave me a Security 6 when I turned 21.
 
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