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.
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.
The word predator implies something large and fierce — mountain lions, grizzly bears, velociraptors. With this in mind, you wouldn’t think your backyard chickens would have too many enemies. I hate to be a massive buzzkill, but they do. The word predator implies something large and fierce — mountain lions, grizzly bears, velociraptors. With this […]
It is absolutely inevitable. At some point on your homesteading journey, you are most likely going to encounter a predator. But we’re often tasked with that age old question — do you kill the predator, or “let nature take its course” and just try to perfect your security? Maybe you’ve never asked that question, and […]
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.