Other animals to protect chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CrazyBirdLady, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2009
    Salem / Redgranite
    I know that a rooster or a tom turkey will protect a flock of hens, but I don't want anything that will potentially be mean. Are there any other animals that will protect chickens?
  2. Livestock guardian dogs. They are a true blessing to our farm. Without them I'd probably lose chickens A LOT. Roosters won't do anything at night against a raccoon or coyote...and most of them will lose that battle in daylight too...the geese won't let the dogs near the coop....or strangers, or coyotes, LOL BUT I'd still never not have a LGD of some sort.

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