I don't have good luck with netting. The turkeys patrol constantly and that probably helps with the hawks. They run off dogs, cats etcetera.
The EWTs here are very territorial, they pretty much ignore me but whenever Melissa comes with her car, they go running because they know they will get treats.Mine run off cats when they see them, but not dogs; at least not big dogs. Little dogs are pretty much ignored-likely because we have little dogs.
It is pretty, but the chickens are like, Nope! Lol. They didn’t come out of their run until later in the day after the snow melted. 🤣 Last year my son had to shovel walking paths for them because they wouldn’t walk in the snow.Wow, that is beautiful weather! Wish I would get snow in November.
It's still in the 50's though at my place!
If the males are crowing the eggs will be fertile and if it's wait until spring, that's fine too.OK, I'll remove what's there now and start collecting. I'm glad you said something, there's been so much turmoil here I couldn't remember when I separated them or where I posted it to tell me the date.
Warning though, I have not seen any breeding going on with them. We might have to give them a second try in the Spring.
They are likely not gong to crow until there's more light and longer days; spring. Mine are still crowing though, so maybe. Cortunix are very effected by light and day length.Ah Ha! I knew I knew something. No they are not crowing. Actually none of them is right now. I hadn't realized that until just now.
The first time I hear crowing I'll start separating the tuxedos out.
We've got electric heaters,they're not heating it up ;like we'd like but at least we're not freezing. There goes the electric bill thoughThat's a close call. Many years ago when I was about six years old the same thing happened. I woke up sick. Went to get my Mom and collapsed. That was way before alarms.
I hope you have another means of heat until you can get a new unit installed. It's a bad time of year not to have heat.