Do Possums Eat Chickens? How To Keep Your Flock Safe

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Possums, also known as opossums, are small animals found mainly in the eastern US states.

It is one of numerous predators that can attack your backyard chickens.

And yes, opossums will eat chickens.

In this article we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against an opossum attack.

What Is A Possum?

Before you can protect your flock of chickens, you need… [Read More]

Automatic Chicken Waterers: What’s Best For Your Flock

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Today we are going to be talking all about automatic chicken waterers.

Certainly an automatic system can save you time, but is it worth the investment? You can spend a lot of money on some of the automatic systems available, so you should try to find the best bang for your buck.

This is where our article helps.

We will explain what to consider when choosing a chicken waterer, the various types available and much… [Read More]

Automatic Chicken Feeders: What To Know Before Buying

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Today’s subject is automatic chicken feeders.

Automatic feeders offer several huge benefits over traditional (gravity) feeders; firstly they help reduce waste and secondly, they keep the feed fresh for longer.

What’s not to like?

They have been around for a while now, so in this article we are going to look at what options there are for your hens.

After reading this article you will know all there is to know about automatic chicken… [Read More]

Dried Mealworms: Should Your Chickens Eat Them?

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Mealworms! Shake that packet and chickens come running from every corner of the yard.

Chickens love dried mealworms, no doubt about it. But should you be feeding them to your flock? It really depends on the supplier.

As always, higher quality ones are more expensive but in terms of your flock’s health it’s definitely worth it.

This article discusses the benefits of feeding your chickens dried mealworms. It also explains how many you should feed… [Read More]

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

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Fearless, vicious, sneaky and deadly; this is the common perception of a fisher cat.

While some of this is true, we are going to take a look at this solitary creature and then assess how you can best protect your chickens from predation.

The native Indian people admired the bravery and ability of this solitary hunter in their native tales and imagery.

Known by the Indian names of uskool, pekane, or wejack, depending on the… [Read More]