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.

This article helps in identifying a mite infestation and provides general instructions for how to dust for mites.
Lice & mites can be a big problem. Learn more about this enemy and how to keep them off your chickens.
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...
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Internal Parasites - Worms Worms, what are they, where do they come from and what to do about them.
Once a snakes gains access to your coop, eggs, and small chicks are those that are most often eaten by snakes...
Some tips on how to keep starlings from becoming annoying pests.
The presence of lice in chickens can significantly diminish overall poultry health, and are known to result in unproductive hens.
Mites and lice: Protecting and treating your flock.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Raccoons (Procyon Lotor) a.k.a. Coons are one of the best known and easily recognised non-domesticated chicken predators.
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