how-to-protect-chickens

Do Raccoons Eat Chickens?
June 30, 2019 . · Coops

Many backyard flock owners have lots of questions about chicken predators. Do raccoons eat chickens? Do skunks kill chickens? What about foxes, hawks, bears, bobcats, and the neighborhood dog? Unfortunately, the answer …

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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
June 8, 2019 . · Coops

Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper. When thinking about the onslaught of predators your chickens may face, …

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

By Wendy E.N. Thomas – Olivia Dougherty, who lives in Delaware, Maryland, created her chicken clothes for a contest, sponsored by Cooptastic, one of the nation’s premier educational conferences dedicated …

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Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft Eggs – Chickens in a Minute Video
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as: “why have my chickens stopped laying?” or “how to clean a chicken coop.” With our popular Chickens in …

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Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to find … nothing. …

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Do Dogs and Cats Kill Chickens?
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Do dogs kill chickens? Do cats kill chickens? These two questions come up a lot among chicken keepers. The simple answer to both questions is yes, but the reality is …

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What Killed My Chicken?
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Gail Damerow – 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 …

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How to Protect Chickens from Hawks
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

When I walked out to the chicken coop and looked up, I was horrified to see a red-tailed hawk calmly eating one of my White Leghorns. When the hawk spotted …

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Winter?
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

With winter setting in, you’re probably wondering what does a chicken coop need for winter. To keep your backyard chickens safe and comfortable this winter, make sure the coops are secure, …

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Ask the Expert — Late Summer e-edition 2017

Gardening with Chicken Manure Fresh chicken manure in the garden — let me know if I’ve come up with a technique that is okay, or please warn me if I’m …

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