Defending My Backyard Chickens! Hawk & Bobcat Defense

23 Jan 2020
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After loosing all of our backyard chickens to predators, I'm building a fully enclosed chicken run to keep out the bobcats, hawks and other predators that can get in from the top.


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Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other ALworld Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie AKA Ocean Spoon Girl and french bulldog Winston.

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  • I want to see more of Emmy!

    Bettye CarnahanBettye CarnahanMuaj më parë
  • You turned the camera on to even talk about your "shit"uation. Keeping it real!

    T PT P4 muaj më parë
  • Hey LFG just a trick form the trade use a angel grinder on the wire instead of having to snip snip

    Father _fluffFather _fluff8 muaj më parë
  • LFG you should talk to @demolitionranch to see how he set up his natural watering system for his chickens.

    Ben MartiBen Marti8 muaj më parë
  • Making some headway.

    BassGeekBassGeek10 muaj më parë
  • Back that ole chain tensioner off a half a turn or two...chain tension alone shouldn’t slow the chain down that fast. Love these home project vlogs. Keep it up!

    South Coast Fabrication And OutdoorsSouth Coast Fabrication And Outdoors10 muaj më parë
  • Did mike bloomberg show ya how to run them saws

    Kollin WhalenKollin Whalen10 muaj më parë
  • Great video brother love the content looking forward for the next banger 👍🔥🔥🔥👊👌💯💯💯🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Jeremy EskewJeremy Eskew10 muaj më parë
  • My 4 chickens just got killed..!!.. The chickens had a 12'x24' chain link dog kennel with brick surround & a completely fenced in top that was adjacent to my spare garage.. The coops were built off of the ground on top of 275gallon water totes / attached to the garage wall... I had a skunk chew a hole thru the garage wall & into the kennel where they magically got the 1st 2 chickens !!! After discovering the 2 dead chickens i locked up the other 2 even tighter & they were dead by morning........ Weasels !!! They can get thru that chicken fencing easily... the skunks were cleaning up after the weasels killed the chickens for no reason . They didnt even eat anything off of them.............

    ThistleDewOutdoorsThistleDewOutdoors10 muaj më parë
  • All the sudden you have a accent cause the people you hang around don't fake the country funk boy!!

    Leviticus ElekanaLeviticus Elekana10 muaj më parë
  • How dear you make me want to billed things that my wife won’t let me have.... I want chickens

    Danny JohnsDanny Johns10 muaj më parë
  • Have I missed the capture of what ever was living in that hole under the house?

    Scott StewartScott Stewart10 muaj më parë
  • Are those acc crappie stix?

    Zach PallanteZach Pallante10 muaj më parë
  • Cool video 👍 👍🇺🇸

    Tom ReedTom Reed10 muaj më parë
  • Hopefully you catch all those critters fresh farm eggs are the best

    The Andazola FamilyThe Andazola Family10 muaj më parë
  • Doesn't this guy sound like mcree? He would make a good impression.

    LQN3WQLFLQN3WQLF10 muaj më parë
  • your making this chicken pen WWAAAYYYYY more complicated than it needs to be !!!!!!!! you need t put at least one brace in the middle of the panel's to help make the wire tighter and make an over all stronger panel !!!

    kerry wardkerry ward10 muaj më parë
  • “Shit-uation”

    averagejoeaveragejoe10 muaj më parë
  • Those lace ups you always wear are they thorogoods ?

    Jmav91Jmav9110 muaj më parë
  • I enjoy the family time. I love working outside with my kids building things and riding our 4 wheelers

    DIY builds and repairsDIY builds and repairs10 muaj më parë
  • Do a video on tie on lures please

    jerry scottjerry scott10 muaj më parë
  • A henitentiary.

    Greg StephensGreg Stephens10 muaj më parë
  • there's no substitute for making a task as complicated as possible. Anyone else would consider having an excavator lift it and set the coop inside the fence. Less time, less wasted lumber.

    p.messingerp.messinger10 muaj më parë
  • Give flair a call so he can trap your cats

    NRA OutdoorsNRA Outdoors10 muaj më parë
  • I’ve had chickens for years and years, lost two to hawks but I told them not to do that and they haven’t 😉 I’ve caught Literally hundreds of raccoons possums skunks in a trap call dog proof trap you never catch a dog never catch a cat just raccoons skunks possums never lost a chicken to a ground predator yet, in the late spring and late summer, I raise around 60 Cornish Cross meat birds twice a year, at night they go into a chicken tractor and I do use a solar powered electric fence around them never lost one to a hawk, just two of my-laying hens, I keep the dog proof traps set all year-except during the winter because the raccoons are not moving anyway, you’ve got a great looking coop there I’m sure that will be fine, there will be no hhawk attacks,but if there’s a weak spot anywhere in your coop or fencing a raccoon will get in 🙋🏻‍♂️

    Monnie HoltMonnie Holt10 muaj më parë
  • just make ur coop like demo ranch one.. that one u can walk in.. much better then a small little coop.. and u can have a door where u dont have to enter ur fenced area.. this man has friend that are vets and have large coops and experience.. still has to think it up himself.. not very smart..

    Lars VegasLars Vegas10 muaj më parë
  • Milwaukee Sawzall my friend. Much more friendly than a chainsaw for precise cutting 👍

    eschafferdceschafferdc10 muaj më parë
  • “A henitentiary, if you will” 🤣

    Scott T PeaScott T Pea10 muaj më parë
  • you keep saying doing it cheep think of how many eggs you get from one bird in its life time the little money savers should get a hot tub

    Andrew CashAndrew Cash10 muaj më parë
  • God bless you too.

    Lucky StrikeLucky Strike10 muaj më parë
  • I would add some cross bracing to those panels.

    John Whitehead ImagesJohn Whitehead Images10 muaj më parë
  • I was baited in to clicking this I’m done

    joey newtonjoey newton10 muaj më parë
  • Dude is gonna be posting videos in the future about rats getting in his home. Chickens bring Rats. Take that to the bank

    Kenny DesormeauxKenny Desormeaux10 muaj më parë
  • Fun fact: Googan is done using favorites rods

    Zack HaynieZack Haynie10 muaj më parë
  • The Winston inn 🥺

    Zack HaynieZack Haynie10 muaj më parë
  • Justin you are such a wanker!!!!

    TJ's New LifeTJ's New Life10 muaj më parë

    walldogwalldog10 muaj më parë
  • you might wanna add a second layer of meshing to coop idk how bad the snakes are around you

    din sindin sin10 muaj më parë
  • By George I think he's got it👏👍🎉🎇🙌! Jo Jo in VT 💕☃ 😊

    Joanne GanonJoanne Ganon10 muaj më parë
  • The chicken coop is coming along great. Also, I crack up every time u say woila (it's voila). 🐔🐣🐓

    Evie SotoEvie Soto10 muaj më parë
  • lookin good. Be ready to have to clean tree debri from the panels panels occasionally. A good air compressor and blow nozzle will handle most of it

    simply countrysimply country10 muaj më parë
  • Henitentiary You have me dying😂😂. Great video.

    Crappie Head TvCrappie Head Tv10 muaj më parë
  • Good to see you went with what I recommended for saws & axes. Boreal is pronounced Bore-re-all. Like the Canadian Boreal Forrest (Worlds Largest Land Biome).

    TheGrizzlyHillbillyTheGrizzlyHillbilly10 muaj më parë
  • It was a pleasure and a great life time experience getting to meet you I'm the one who was in the mabank fishing turny and told you about the little fish I got a prize for on lake fork hope to get to meet you again.

    Jacob WhiteJacob White10 muaj më parë
  • Eat your heart out bob vila

    davidc523davidc52310 muaj më parë
  • Diagonal cross brace would add strength and rigidity.

    RhinotecRhinotec10 muaj më parë
  • Henatentury exactly what demolition as a joke about locking up the white chicken to determine if it was the one pecking at the other chickens.

    john somebodyjohn somebody10 muaj më parë
  • Love your shows but question for you and all googans how come you guys haven’t talked about why you guys don’t use favorite anymore everyone else is talking for you guys but you guys haven’t said anything thank you and keep up the wood working

    Ghost of the pinesGhost of the pines10 muaj më parë
  • Congrats to you and the wife. That baby girl walking around and hanging with daddy. Man, they grow so fast. Next thing you know she’s in school. Y’all have fun and God Bless.

    Joseph SharpJoseph Sharp10 muaj më parë
  • Glad y’all are feeling better!

    Lucy HallmarkLucy Hallmark10 muaj më parë
  • The chicken coop looks great one thing you might want to add though is a brace across the middle of your panels just in case a bobcat gets up there it's not to much weight on them.

    Sean. SSean. S10 muaj më parë
  • If you could get it close enough to the trees that need to be cut down, you could rent a towable boom lift and cut them from the top down little by little.

    Eric LoftisEric Loftis10 muaj më parë
  • Chisel and hammer works good to take out the wood to . Just saying LFG . 12inches frame work from the trunk So the tee can grow . Then rap chicken wire from the bottom off the frame work to the tree stable tree LFG.

    WA. PREPPERWA. PREPPER10 muaj më parë
  • Spends $846.00 for some fresh eggs every two weeks. I like where you're going with this but. . . . ..

    Steve the PirateSteve the Pirate10 muaj më parë
  • Good video like the content brother keep up the good work 💪💪💪💪💯

    Jerry TolentinoJerry Tolentino10 muaj më parë
  • Most expensive eggs eeeevvvver...

    JcWJcW10 muaj më parë
  • Looking good so far, can't wait to see the finish. Good job👍👍👍

    Christine ByrdChristine Byrd10 muaj më parë
  • could you give my channel a shout out its called fishnfilms thanks

    fishnfilmsfishnfilms10 muaj më parë
  • That saw must be made in Canada cause Agawa Canyon is in Ontario. You can take a train trip into it from Sault St Marie along the eastern shore of Lake Superior. Beautiful country with great fishing. Check it out!!

    Eric GEric G10 muaj më parë
  • Did down all around the coop staple chicken wire or better yet 1/4 inch wiremesh and come out toward you about a foot like a skirt all the way around when a fox or what ever trys to dig under it will hit the mesh but doesn't know enough to back up and dig beyond the mesh.

    John NicatraJohn Nicatra10 muaj më parë
  • Get rid of those trees in the coop.

    John NicatraJohn Nicatra10 muaj më parë
  • Sawsall sir. why don't you have one?

    TESTEFY-HDTESTEFY-HD10 muaj më parë
  • Yo dude try the new kobalt battery chainsaw its amazing i love for trimming small wood

    pb's smokeshackpb's smokeshack10 muaj më parë
  • My aunt did that to theirs. Had to make a full roof on it. I was gonna mention it to you but figured my comment would get lost in the other comments lol just like this one will but oh well lol love yalls videos and yalls family. You and rob keep me entertained for sure😂 if you ever wanna dangle or hunt in West By God Virginia I can set you up on a place. Whitetail Deer, big bucks, bear, turkey, rainbow/Brown trout anything u wanna do. My name is Hunter Drake Young on Instagram just message me. I’ll set Ya up and get you some good content in a new state you’ve never videoed before

    Hunter YoungHunter Young10 muaj më parë
  • Chain link dog panels, would have worked and is going to be a lot stronger, maybe not as pretty, but you could have the panels on the ground and over the top and tiny coup would have still worked. There’s where the pretty wood project should have been directed.

    billyl allenbillyl allen10 muaj më parë
  • Hey guys, please go watch and support a great series called 39 hours on Uncut Angling's channel, season 2 is fantastic and it has nowhere near the views it should

    Snagalishus ManSnagalishus Man10 muaj më parë
    • I totally agree! 39 hours is freaking AWESOME! 😀

      Michigan MikeMichigan Mike10 muaj më parë
  • Love this coop build series it's looking great

    woweeoi11woweeoi1110 muaj më parë
  • It was great to see you guys again. Thank you for the klutch. This weekend it will be tied on and catching the mondos. Hopefully next time I’m in town I can catch you at the hq. Thank you for signing my shirt too.

    Fishing and outdoor AdventuresFishing and outdoor Adventures10 muaj më parë
  • Just be careful we had a nope rope issue with our wire roof so look up.

    W HuntW Hunt10 muaj më parë
  • Justin doing some MAN shit! In all fairness, there are some pretty badass ladies that can do awesome "MAN" shit too! It's just an expression y'all! Lol

    Jeremy DoshierJeremy Doshier10 muaj më parë
  • P.S. When is a new Lake Life Vid coming? Anytime soon?🙏🏼✊🏼🧐😎🤙🏼

    mike delacruzmike delacruz10 muaj më parë
  • 🔥🔥🔥 Vid Brotha 💪🏼😎🤙🏼!! Thats what i 💜 about your channels. It truely is So relatable, as well as entertaining!

    mike delacruzmike delacruz10 muaj më parë
  • Just put the coop on the outside. Cut a hole in the fence where the coop entrance is. The run is for them to have space outside

    BabyDanielTBabyDanielT10 muaj më parë
  • Predators are never any good for harvesting meat or anything after you catch their asses. And pelts aren't really in style anymore. Gyp...

    Chris ZablockiChris Zablocki10 muaj më parë
  • The “awe thanks dad” was the perfect response

    Noah GloverNoah Glover10 muaj më parë
  • You should start trapping like flair

    Camden MileyCamden Miley10 muaj më parë
  • chicken coup looking good, dont forget to put some type of fencing above your door. another suggestion- i would put a extra support in the middle of your panels, lots of luck Justin

    Randy StumpfRandy Stumpf10 muaj më parë
  • You said you bought a small electric chainsaw the same time you got the big one. So my question to you is why did you not use it to cut the notch on top of that four by four?

    ETMETM10 muaj më parë
  • ok. I haven't watched the whole video yet. I am a retired building contractor. what he said made sense to me but to the layman, not sure. don't like to give advice, but when it comes to rafters n such------- let them build it. he can easily sketch out an out building profile that a novice may understand, and u don't, my opinion, want to try this by yourself. JUST SAYING.

    Greg HarpoGreg Harpo10 muaj më parë
  • Come on buddy. Like i said summer get all guys together full on night stalk on predators messing with our chickens. Thats as bad as a worthless chicken dog.all they do is kill em not eatem. Full assault.lmao. it would make awesome movie video.

    Jessie CasteelJessie Casteel10 muaj më parë
  • I used to have chicken but man they are hard to keep alive with all the predators

    Juan HernandezJuan Hernandez10 muaj më parë
  • Being sick takes a lot out of you!

    Rowdy BroomstickRowdy Broomstick10 muaj më parë
  • are you going to fasten the panels down also? If something does climb up to try and get in, there is a chance the panels will slide off and then you have an open area for critters. Just a thought

    Steve NerhoodSteve Nerhood10 muaj më parë
  • Need to tell flair to come catch some of these animals that can kill your chickens🐓🐔🐤🐣.

    Matthew KeithMatthew Keith10 muaj më parë
  • Hope you feel better bud. Love the content

    Anthony St.LouisAnthony St.Louis10 muaj më parë
  • To keep your chickens safe, dig a trench around your pin about 6 to 8 inches deep., take fencing and put it into the trench and back fill it and fasten it to the other fence and no animal can dig there way in!!!!!!

    David PlayzDavid Playz10 muaj më parë
  • i love your videos and cole and jay videos because yal do include everyone in a lot of your family things and it makes us feel like part of the family or at least close friends of the family. thank you very much

    Jerry BookerJerry Booker10 muaj më parë
  • I'm so glad you're closing it in from the top I was wondering about that myself I think that's the best idea you're going to keep your baby chickens or whatever very safe that way I mean it's a aviary you're making it anyway which is a place for birds so it'll be perfect please take care and God bless can't wait to see what's next

    Jeanne PhiferJeanne Phifer10 muaj më parë
  • Yeah don't use the chainsaw like that ever again. For one it's head level with a very poor grasp on the saw. That sucker kicks back it's not going to be a fun time. Lastly if you want to cut like that again turn the saw upside down then cut, that way you have the downward force and control on the handle

    BenBen10 muaj më parë
  • When lfg has the best coop you’ve ever seen and birds are still dying and then you have flair just letting his chickens rip and hasn’t had one die 😂😂

    Matt DerdenMatt Derden10 muaj më parë
    • He lost a lame duck though. But yeah, that guy has had the best luck so far.

      Fire Turtle AdventuresFire Turtle Adventures10 muaj më parë
    • Matt Derden Texas is no joke.

      More Time OffMore Time Off10 muaj më parë
  • Love you guys ❤ (everyone in the comments) Edit: (and LFG)

    Tristan WilsonTristan Wilson10 muaj më parë
  • You should make Justin Rhodes chick Shaw I have one myself and there is minimal cleaning you just move it weekly because all the poop falls through

    Taten ColleyTaten Colley10 muaj më parë
  • Is that enclosure sitting directly on the ground? Raccoons and foxes will definitely dig their way in.

    ChicaneinokcChicaneinokc10 muaj më parë
    • He sed in a video he plans to surround it with gravel and rock to help detour the critters from digging under

      James JacobsonJames Jacobson10 muaj më parë
    • Chicaneinokc He can dig a trench 1 foot down and sink chicken wire in there to prevent that.

      GodWillzItGodWillzIt10 muaj më parë
  • Real deal here. Gotta love this channel

    JimmieJoe Van SyckleJimmieJoe Van Syckle10 muaj më parë
  • Those oakleys are bad ass

    Scott GrahamScott Graham10 muaj më parë
  • That's cool that you are working around the trees in the coup. Such a unique design!!!

    Mack FeltzMack Feltz10 muaj më parë
  • Where's Lake Life Fam?

    Larry LongLarry Long10 muaj më parë
  • You could reinforce all the connections with Simpson Strong Ties. And glad you all are feeling better.

    Ed MillerEd Miller10 muaj më parë
  • Bravo my man!! right way to keep them hens safe :)

    Lars DuckertLars Duckert10 muaj më parë
  • Put a post in the middle

    Michael SmithMichael Smith10 muaj më parë