- Jun 8, 2019
I currently have 56 chickens and have had as many as 142 at one time about ten years ago. I have been raising them for over a half century and been fortunate to have only lost about a half dozen to predators with 5 lost to a neighbor's dog and 1 to a feral cat. I will say that there are a heck of a lot more wild predators now than there was when I began my lifelong hobby as a young lad. Back around 1970, I hardly ever saw a hawk and now they are like sparrows. Raccoons, opossums, skunks, coyotes, weasels, and the occassional cougar are often seen so the Rewilding of America program appears to be a real thing based on my observations.