Tips for a rodent free coop. Rats and mice in our chickens coops have to be one of the nastier aspects for raising backyard chickens. But I’m here to tell you that it can be prevented! Rodents in a coop do a lot more damage than just eating your feed. Rats have been known to […]
Lately we have been dealing with a fox who is either very clever or very hungry and determined. We lost five chickens over several nights and have implemented a few changes, including using foxlights, modifying the chicken tractors and making poor little Taz sleep outside! Read more over on Eight Acres.
Bumble bees are an important part of the ecosystem. They are essential pollinators of food crops, trees, and flowers. Have you ever wondered what their life cycle is like or if they sting? Here are 13 facts about the bumble bee.
Are critters making a meal out of your home? Do they get into your trash? Do your birds go hungry because some varmint eats their seeds? Do deer eat your prized flowers and garden? As contractors (and someone who lives in an all cedar, squirrel-buffet house) we see critters causing damage all of time to […]
Predators are a part of life when it comes to raising livestock. The best way to deal with predator attacks is to prevent them before they ever occur. By taking a few small steps to proactively deal with wildlife, we can help prevent loss and keep our livestock safe — without constantly battling with predators.
Predators on the homestead come in many different forms. They range from those invisible to the naked eye that devour a garden overnight, to large carnivorous animals that attack the livestock. Define the predators that threaten your livestock, and learn how we deal with ours and why shooting is a last option.