Category Archives: Chicken Predators

Chicken Coops

Backyard Chicken Coops Picture

Chicken Coops

The primary purpose of having a chicken coop is to provide your roosters and laying hens with an environment that will protect them from danger and the elements. That’s what chickens need. With this in mind, good chicken coops should be sturdy enough to hold them and protect them from predators. It should also be designed for easy cleaning, should be well-ventilated, and be placed in a location where the temperature remains quite stable. That means that it should not be too hot OR too cold.

Be reminded that the natural environment of chickens is the forest, where they are around greens, bugs and insects. As such, they should have access to fresh grass and forage. However, if this is not possible, you should have a coop that you can move around so that your chickens can be given the opportunity to get the necessary nutrients from the ground.

Chicken Predators

Chicken Predators -Foxes, Coyotes, Hawks, and Pets

You wake up one morning only to find out that your laying hens or your best meat chickens are missing a head, limb or are missing completely. Sadly, this is a common occurrence in some communities where raising chickens was thought to be safe. Often residents are dissuaded from maintaining their own flock due to chicken predators.

Slithering Chicken Predators

Slithering Chicken Predators

Slithering Chicken Predators

While I was prepared to ward off sneaky foxes, clever coons, hungry coyotes, and other chicken predators, I wasn’t prepared for yesterday’s experience.