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Chicken Predators & Pests - How To Protect & Treat Your Flock

These pages provide information about some of the predators & pests that might impact your backyard chickens.
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    These pages provide information about some of the predators & pests that might impact your backyard chickens.

    Also, check out the chicken predators and pests section of our community forum.


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  1. AustinTXChicks
  2. chickenman111
    I've had something steal a lot of eggs today. I found 2 eggs behind my nesting boxes (My hens can't lay behind them) so I was wondering what could be stealing them. I lost possibly 7 eggs today. I've already had a snake steal eggs and squirrels, is it just greedy squirrels or snake or something else ?
  3. chicki-vicki
    I had not thought about snakes -- I'll have to give extra attention to even the samllest opening
    Thought I was doing good by burying my run post and wire in concrete several feet down, having 7 feeet walls, and a run coverer 1/2 solid and 1/2 netting.. And a mouse, well if it can get it,s head through it,s in - so I guess on the outside and well as the insie of the acctual coop will have to be boarded up and sit on the same buried 2 ft of in ground cement. I dont know what else I could do?
  4. awesomechicken
    i know why they would maby you put the coop on there home and they got mad?
  5. bquillen
    A groundhog killed three of my chickens today. I had no idea they would do that.
  6. cooguy1234567
  7. desedar
    has anyone heard of using white dirt to treat for lice

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