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Weasels Killing Chickens is Common, but Preventable

Shortly after I moved to my homesteading land 15 years ago, I found a desiccated weasel in the barn. It was a long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), about 10 inches long from nose to tail tip, and brown in color — which indicated that it had died between spring and fall (they turn white in the winter).

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How to Protect Chickens from Hawks
October 6, 2022 · · Coops

as a backyard chicken owner, I hated to see my chicken killed. Of course, I then wanted to know exactly how to protect chickens from hawks.

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Heated Chicken Waterers: What’s Right for Your Flock
September 29, 2022 · · Coops

Every season brings its own battles. A heated chicken waterer can help make winter care a little easier. Learn about heated chicken waterers.

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need in Case of Emergency
September 29, 2022 · · Coops

What does a chicken coop need in case of emergency? Learn what you need to have on hand to be prepared for the unknown.

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Winterizing Chicken Coops
September 21, 2022 · · Coops

Is it time to start winterizing chicken coops? Keep egg production going during cold months by learning how to keep chickens warm in the winter.

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How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens in Winter? — Chickens in a Minute Video
September 9, 2022 · · Coops

It’s a common question that even long-time chicken keepers ask. How cold is too cold for chickens in winter?

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Preparing Poultry for Winter
September 9, 2022 · · Coops

With winter approaching we need to prepare our poultry for the extra cold and damp weather, the early dark nights, and all the other dark sides to winter weather.

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What Killed My Chicken?
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Keep a flock for long and sooner or later you’ll be asking yourself, “What killed my chicken?” Many marauders love our backyard chickens as much as we do, and each leaves a calling card that offers a clue as to which predator you’re dealing with.

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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Chicken predators are always a concern for small flock owners, but the risk of attack may actually be worse in winter months. Winter is the season of privation for all creatures, but extreme weather can change it from a time of scarcity to a season of starving. 

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Dos and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper.

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