Keeping Your Flock Away From Predators Takes Strategy, Knowledge, and a Little Craftiness

Keeping Your Flock Away From Predators Takes Strategy, Knowledge, and a Little Craftiness
By  Wendy E.N. Thomas – Just as it is anywhere birds are kept, in the northeast, we have several predators that pose a serious threat to backyard flocks. For the protection of our flocks, it’s crucial that we take the proper precautions necessary to keep our precious birds safe. Safety is especially important when new chicks are being transitioned to outdoor coops, where they may not yet fully know the boundaries of the yard. But predators are in all parts of the world, and there is quite a list of potential danger coming from both above and below. So what can you do to protect your birds when such predators are constantly lurking? Protecting Your Coop Inside And Out “The most important part of a secure coop,” says Jason Ludwick, owner of Coops for a Cause in Meredith, New Hampshire, “is making sure you can lock all the doors at night.” He advises

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