Squirrel - Chicken Pests - How To Protect Your Chickens From Squirrels

Because they are a member of the rodent family, squirrels are known to prey on small snakes, birds, young chickens, fellow rodents, and lizards.
By BYC Support · Jan 10, 2012 · Updated Jun 19, 2013 · ·
  1. alexa009
    "Not A Dangerous Predator."
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Nov 20, 2018
    I always had a lot of trees in my area (including the chicken pen,) drawing a lot of squirrels in the run and everywhere else. They are a predator of food managing to grab some pellets here and there but are scared of the hens and don't like to bother with the 6 week old chicks. Otherwise, perfect article!
  2. rjohns39
    "Nice Article"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Aug 9, 2018
  3. ronott1
    "good article"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 26, 2018
    Another article in the predator and pests series. Be sure to click the links
  4. mrs_organized_chaos
    "Good article"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 20, 2018
    I never thought of squirrels as something to be concerned about when it came to my chickens until I read this article.

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