Guard Animals

Protecting our livestock

Anytime there is a stretch of open land with a creek running through it, there will be predators!  Chicken hawks circle in the sky looking for the chicken so engrossed in pecking for bugs that she moves away from the rest of the flock.  Coyotes prowl at night, hoping to find a new baby calf or lamb that isn't close enough to its mother.  Our portable electric fencing is some protection, but a hungry coyote will risk a nasty shock to gain a tasty meal.  Luckily, the cows and sheep are bonded and help protect each other, but we will need extra help when lambing season arrives! We are currently looking for a llama to help guard the flerd. Until then, Lucky the Guinea Fowl is helping to sound the alarm when predators approach.