There are many threats to your chicken flock. Providing your chickens with a coop will help to ensure their safety from many types of predators or conditions. Keeping them safe is a struggle that many farmers have. I’ve had chickens for many years and seen first hand the threats that chickens can face. Want to […]
Chickens needs outside area (called a run) so that they can get sunshine, bugs, grass and play in the dirt. However, chickens face a lot of predators – wild dogs, bears, raccoons, hawks and the list could go on and on. It is important to make sure you have them as protected from these 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.
We thought we had a strong, safe chicken coop, but turns out we also had a hungry, determined predator lurking around the farm. How we managed to recover from a devastating loss and the steps we took to reinforce our coops to ensure our animals safety in the future.
Can you make your chickens predator proof? Of course, the answer is Yes and No. As with most all other issues in life, the question of predator proofing is relative to the situation. Protecting their flocks from predators is a top priority for most poultry keepers. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of having your […]