How to Predator Proof Your Chicken Coop

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Submitted by: Mile Four

Humans are not the only ones that think chickens are delicious. There are so many ways different predators can bust into your chicken coop and cause a ruckus. Some steal eggs, some eat chickens, and some spread disease. When raising chickens in your backyard, you need to make sure they are able to live a happy and healthy life. This includes keeping them safe from predators. This infographic lays out some precautions you should take in order to deter predators from entering your coop and harming your chickens or their eggs. Predators can be anything from a rat carrying disease, to your neighbor stealing eggs, to a hawk carrying away a hen. The list is endless, but this infographic includes the top predators and ways to keep them out of your coop. When fighting to keep predators out of your chicken coop, hardware cloth is your best friend. These strategies are helpful when you are initially building a coop, but they can also be added as an extra layer of protection to the coop you already have. Use these tactics to keep predators out and your chickens in. Whether you use all of these tricks or just some, your chickens will thank you in the end!

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