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.

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...
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...
Disclaimer: this is just what I do. If you disagree, feel free to tell what you do So, your chicken has been attacked by a dog/coyote/wolf/rooster/etc. First of all, get the animal away from your...
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...
Some tips on how to keep starlings from becoming annoying pests.
Winter is coming around the corner, and the field mice and other rodents are looking for a nice, warm home with food to live in. Boom! They spot a chicken coop, stocked with food and warm straw...
I'm fortunate to live on an island without a lot of predators: big (bear, fox, coyote, bobcat) or small (skunk, opossum, snakes). We do have transient cougars, but the deer population is quite...
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