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Having a good coop and keeping your birds safe is very important. We aren't the only ones that like chicken! These chicken predators want to get to your flock.
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Go Electric: Protect Your Chickens from Bears and Other PredatorsAs a growing number of Granite State residents raise chickens, an increasing number of wildlife species are recognizing unprotected poultry as an easy food source. "Fish and Game strongly recommends that the public take a responsible approach to protecting their chickens and other livestock, one that is beneficial to both the state's wildlife and a [...]
5 Tips for Safer Free Ranging for your Chickens and DucksThe sad fact of the matter is that free ranging your chickens and ducks always carries risks with it and eventually is probably going to end badly (more than likely very badly) if you raise them long enough. As an old farmer told me once, you only have to lose once...
New pet gear protects against hawks Owls and hawks are natural enemies. In nature, birds of prey will avoid similar predators. So, it makes perfect sense a local trio has partnered to develop iProtect Pet Gear, inspired by nature itself. The comfortable and lightweight T-shirts and neoprene vests display the eyes of an owl to help deter raptors.
Do Skunks Kill Chickens? Take Steps to Protect Your Flock
Flystrike Treatment for Livestock and Poultry - Countryside Animals and flies seem to go hand in hand on a farm. So what is flystrike? If you have livestock, you most likely battle the common stable fly, and you're always on the hunt for effective fly deterrent strategies. If animal manure piles up and is not composted properly, your fly population will increase past the point of annoyance.
Weasels and Foxes and Hawks Oh My! Identifying Common Chicken Predators Before you trap or shoot any animal, be sure and find out what the local laws are, because many predators are protected or there are only certain times of the year when hunting is allowed, although in many areas a wild animal that is causing destruction to livestock can be killed regardless.
How To Get Rid of Mice and Rats in the Coop Naturally - Backyard PoultryHow can we get rid of mice naturally, without using dangerous rodenticides? It's a challenge keeping our chickens healthy already, and we really could do without the complication of disease-carrying pests like mice, rats, and pest insects.
How to Tell if a Coyote Killed Your Chickens, Livestock, Pets | Nite GuardHow can you tell if a coyote killed your chickens, livestock, or pets? Here, we describe the coyote's kill style to help you determine if a coyote is your culprit. Coyotes attack and kill their prey with a bite to the throat.
How to Tell if a Coyote Killed Your Chickens, Livestock, Pets | Nite Guard How can you tell if a coyote killed your chickens, livestock, or pets? Here, we describe the coyote's kill style to help you determine if a coyote is your culprit. Coyotes attack and kill their prey with a bite to the throat.
Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to our home until I acquired my flock of backyard chickens. We saw them frequently leaving the woods and trotting across the yards of our neighborhood.
Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Chicken predators are always a concern for small flock owners, but the risk of attack may actually be worse in winter months. Winter is the season of privation for all creatures, but extreme weather can change it from a time of scarcity to a season of starving.
Urban Chicken Predators | MOTHER EARTH NEWS When we moved from out in the boonies to a small town and started our new little flock of urban chickens, I thought we'd have an easier life where predators were concerned. Foxes, the bane of our chicken's existence for years, were left behind, as were hawks and owls.
Who is Invading Your Flock: A Quick Guide to 4 Common Predators | Community Chickens If you're anything like me, you love your flock of chickens like family and want to protect them from any danger in your surrounding environment. You've built a cozy coop to keep your chickens warm and safe. But there are many predators that can threaten the well-being of your poultry flock and it's important to be on guard.
When Can Chicks Go Outside? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Keeping brooders at optimal temperatures helps babies stay healthy. But when can chicks go outside? Hens will let offspring spend longer moments outside, as babies age. Wings develop and tufts form on tails. Then chests fill in. Eventually, babies have enough coverage that they no longer hide beneath wings to keep warm.
How to Tell if a Coyote Killed Your Ch How to Tell if a Coyote Killed Your Chickens, Livestock, Pets | Nite Guard Have your pets or livestock or chickens been mysteriously disappearing? Are they showing up with inexplicable wounds? Are you finding signs that point to struggle? Or are you finding cryptic remains that leave you frustrated? Closure is important to humans, especially with animals we've raised or with whom we've bonded emotionally.
How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens - Backyard Poultry How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites While not the most likely of chicken predators, owls can sometimes pose a threat. Learn how to keep owls away from chickens and how to appreciate the benefits owls have on the farm. In the realm of poultry predators, owls and hawks have an aura of mystery that surrounds them.
Keep snakes out of your chicken coop Saturday May 01 2021 Summary Whether snakes go into chicken coops for food or refuge, the cold-blooded reptiles can be dangerous to the chicken and humans alike. Experts offer ideas on what farmers can do to keep chicken and workers safe Advertisement By George Katongole Few things are as frightening to chicken keepers as a snake in the chicken coop.
What Killed My Chicken? - Backyard Poultry Keep a flock for long and sooner or later you'll be asking yourself, "What killed my chicken?" Many marauders love our backyard chickens as much as we do, and each leaves a calling card that offers a clue as to which predator you're dealing with.
Preparing for Predators | Community Chickens Chickens are one of the best and most rewarding animals on the farm. Unfortunately, they're also one of the most vulnerable. Many species of predators will go after your chickens. Exactly which predators you have to deal with will vary with your location and environment, but there are a few that tend to be somewhat universal threats.
How to Tell if a Coyote Killed Your Chickens, Livestock, Pets | Nite Guard Have your pets or livestock or chickens been mysteriously disappearing? Are they showing up with inexplicable wounds? Are you finding signs that point to struggle? Or are you finding cryptic remains that leave you frustrated? Closure is important to humans, especially with animals we've raised or with whom we've bonded emotionally.
Weasels Killing Chickens is Common, but Preventable - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites By Cheryl K. Smith, Oregon - Shortly after I moved to my homesteading land 15 years ago, I found a desiccated weasel in the barn. It was a long-tailed weasel ( Mustela frenata), about 10 inches long from nose to tail tip, and brown in color - which indicated that it had died between spring and fall (they turn white in the winter).
How to Protect Chickens from Hawks - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites When I walked out to the chicken coop and looked up, I was horrified to see a red-tailed hawk calmly eating one of my White Leghorns. When the hawk spotted me, it flew off and dropped the Leghorn's body. As a lifelong birdwatcher, I was thrilled at the hawk sighting.
Protecting Chickens From Predators: Can You Predator Proof Your Flock? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Can you predator proof your flock? Of course, the answer is yes and no. As with most all other issues in life, the question of protecting chickens from predators is relative to the situation.
How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens - Backyard Poultry rites While not the most likely of chicken predators, owls can sometimes pose a threat. Learn how to keep owls away from chickens and how to appreciate the benefits owls have on the farm. In the realm of poultry predators, owls and hawks have an aura of mystery that surrounds them.