Backyard Chickens - Tips and Tricks and Helpful Insights Learned the Hard Way
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Here is What You Can Do to Keep Your Chickens Safe
- First, understand that any actual free-ranging of chickens is a risk. To minimize that risk, a trained dog or you nearby can help.
- Second, be sure to use the latches on the coop to secure the chicken door and the nesting box door, especially over night.
- Third, take a quick look inside the coop before chickens go in at night.
- Fourth, inspect the ground around the coop and run and fill in any holes that have been dug by predators.
- Fifth, realize that coops in heavily wooded areas are susceptible to smaller animals that may eat through coops. Inspection of the coop on a regular basis will be key since it usually takes days to weeks for a breakthrough.
Here's What You Can Do To Make Your Chickens Most Comfortable
When choosing a place for your coop, give is some shade. Partial shade so that is is over the run area is recommended in situations where that is possible.