Predators & Pests

Chickens are prey to many predators and can also be the hosts to some pests and parasites. Learn how to manage against some of the most common chicken pests and predators.

Lice & mites can be a big problem. Learn more about this enemy and how to keep them off your chickens.
Are you wondering how to introduce chickens to dogs?
If so, you will need to read here.
I have seen many people talking about hawk problems. I recommend baler twine strung over the top of the run, but I never get any replies. I assume that people think, "Ha! The hawks can just dive...
The presence of lice in chickens can significantly diminish overall poultry health, and are known to result in unproductive hens.
Poultry fleas, also known as stick tight fleas due to their ability to attach themselves to a host and not let go, can be a danger to your flock as well as your domestic pets.
Internal Parasites - Worms
Worms, what are they, where do they come from and what to do about them.
Weasel
Least weasel (Mustela nivalis)
Photo credit - Kevin Law

General Information and Description

Three species of weasels can be found in North America and Canada. The long tailed weasel...
Coyotes (Canis latrans) are a species of canine found throughout North and Central America, Mexico, Panama and Canada.
The possum is North America's only marsupial mammal.
Crows are scavenger birds of the genus Corvus in in the Cirvidea family, which also includes magpies, ravens and about 120 other bird species.
Once a snakes gains access to your coop, eggs, and small chicks are those that are most often eaten by snakes...
Mites and lice: Protecting and treating your flock.
My Solar fencing for my free-range chicken area is about 6 weeks old now and I am extremely happy with how it turned out.The fence is almost exactly 200 metres in perimeter, This gives my hens and...
Bobcats are known to hunt any time of the day, but are commonly observed to do so during twilight hours of dawn and dusk or early evenings.
Owls employ similar hunting skills as hawks. Perched on a vantage point, such as a tree branch, they keep an eye out for possible prey and when the opportunity to hunt presents itself, they will...
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