Author Topic: guard animals  (Read 145 times)

Socrates

  • Global Moderator
  • Prolific Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 639
  • Karma: +13/-0
  • literally, I've seen the end in a vision; DEADLY!
    • TEOMCROTE
guard animals
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:42:37 AM »
14:40 into this vid Joel Salatin goes into keeping geese to protect his chickens.
- keep 1; more than that and they distract each other from 'guard life'
- will live up to 40 years [i.e. much longer than most dogs]
- easier to control and take care of than a dog
- don't need to be fed
- never kill any chickens [i.e. by accident or otherwise]
- short grass discourages predators; cows grazing will give short grass
- give the carnivores an area with prey [i.e. a vole, mice, rat, etc. friendly area near yours]
- keep your chickens away from areas with cover [like high grass / forest edge] by at least 10 feet
survival database
location, civilisation reboot, PERMACULTURE, postcataclysmic soil, Growing Soil 1.01

Socrates

  • Global Moderator
  • Prolific Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 639
  • Karma: +13/-0
  • literally, I've seen the end in a vision; DEADLY!
    • TEOMCROTE
Re: guard animals
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 09:47:37 AM »
If you go to the post predator protection (under "keeping animals away"), you'll find links to flora and fauna that keep out certain (undesirable) species, like:
- donkeys
- guard dogs
- llamas
survival database
location, civilisation reboot, PERMACULTURE, postcataclysmic soil, Growing Soil 1.01