Re: Predator proof johnny house
If there is any way to keep predators ot of a call pen while allowing the birds to get back in I have never found it. What I do is to keep a live trap, like a Hav A Heart, next to the pen. When I'm not actively recalling the birds I always keep the trap set and throw in a bit of the bird feed. I call this a pre emptive strike. It gets the predators before they get my birds. It also gives me the option of the relocating a critter that I don't want to harm.
If you HAVE to have your birds working as I do then I've found it necesary to maintain several pens in several locations. The chances of something getting all of them at the same time is pretty rare.
I do think that you have to accept some losses. Also, my live trap scenario does nothing for avian predators. As far as I know there is no legal option for dealing with them. Again, you have to accept some losses. If you want to talk at length about how I use the live traps just get my phone number off my website and call me some evening after dark.