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How to outsmart an owl??

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1 How to outsmart an owl?? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:22 am

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Oh help. An owl has been getting my turkey poults. They are mama-raised and we've never had a problem till just recently. It was getting the free-ranging babies by scaring mama off the babies at night then grabbing a couple for its dinner. We have an almost-fully netted area where I had another mama turkey and her 3 8 week old babies, plus the other mama with her now only baby. It got in there last night. Ate the littlest babe and 1 larger one, and just killed the 3rd. Sad I have 1 older babe left. I guess I will make sure the entire thing is netted for tonight, though it's probably full and I won't see it for a couple nights now. The only open part of the net is directly below a couple of huge pine trees. Can owls just drop straight down?? And will the extra netting do the trick or will it slice through that? Question

2 Re: How to outsmart an owl?? on Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:28 pm

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You would be amazed at what owls can get in. If there is an open area in the netting, they "will" find it. Suspect

Do you have a coop you can close all the turkeys in completely "before" dusk? I\'m Sorry That you are losing so many to that darn owl.

I wouldn't count on it coming back in a couple of days. If it's just killing and leaving them, it will be back. Sad

3 Re: How to outsmart an owl?? on Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:20 pm

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We've netted over the hole and so the turkeys stay in the netted area overnight now and so far so good. Thanks Smile

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