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3 Tips to Secure Your Chicken Coop from Predators

| 4/20/2020 9:46:00 AM

Chicken Coop

Getting chickens as rescues or simply for their eggs, people tend to forget how vulnerable these prey animals actually are. Having a secure coop with high fences that are dug into the ground and an indoor area for your chickens to roost are simply not enough to keep them safe unfortunately.

Predators like foxes, coyotes, and even large lizards are incredibly smart animals that shouldn’t be underestimated; if there is a way to get into the coop, they’ll find it. But that is where we come in to help you defend your flock from those nasty carnivores!

Here are some easy tips to protect your chickens without having to sit outside every day with them as their personal bodyguard… 

1. Switch Up Your Routine 

Animals all have a sense of time and routine in their lives, albeit very relaxed compared to our daily human deadlines.

Staying on a schedule can actually be detrimental, as predators will notice when you or any other threats are away for them to snatch a chicken. Switching your routine will confuse and derail any plans of attack on the girls!

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