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by Rebecca Nickols from the garden-roof coop Cats are hunters and predators by a natural instinct. It’s what cats do… If you have a problem with mice in your house or barn, then an organic rodent controlling cat is a godsend. But if you enjoy bird watching and backyard chicken raising then this friendly pet could be […]Read more »
by Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village In my urban chicken keeping experience, the topic of predators seems to vary from that of my rural counterparts. While Hawks and Eagles are not unheard of, sighting them in my area is really rare. Raccoons are ever present and coops and runs need to be […]Read more »
As it gets closer to winter, field mice and rats will start looking for a nice, safe, warm place to bed down. What better spot than a cozy corner of your chicken coop? Nice clean bedding, safe at night from predators and also a ready food source, especially if you leave feed in the coop. […]Read more »