Originally Posted by varidgerunner
I would say your birds are already protected by 1"x1/2" wire. Mink farms aren't like cattle ranches. They keep them in cages. There might be an occasional escapee, but they would probably hang around waiting for feeding time. Living near a mink farm doesn't put you at any heightened risk, you probably have just as much risk from coons and possums and possibly wild mink, if there are any creeks around. Following standard chicken housing practices is always recommended, as there are predators everywhere.
I do plan to visit and talk to the mink farm about the precautions I should take as well. I wanted all the advice I can get so I can prevent any problems with any predators. I know with mink, they are viscous, carnivorous and kill for fun. Others predators are just hungry. So coming on here helped me know what to use, where to use it and how to avoid any issues.
I just want to be smart and safe to avoid any issues. I get don't want to be the cause of any harm to my girls, if it was something I could have done my best to prevent.