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Q: What do I need to know about weasel family predators if I keep chickens?
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Weasel, ermine, ferret, mink, badger, fisher, ermine, wolverine, skunk, etc.
Mustelidae and Mephitidae spp...
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Q: What do I need to know about snakes if I keep chickens?
A: Name:
Snakes
Serpentes spp (nearly 3000 species)

Description:
*Legless reptiles of many colors
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Q: What do I need to know about raccoons if I keep chickens?
A: Name:
Raccoon
Procyon lotor

Description:
*Small, omnivorous mammal with grey fur and black "bandit" mask...
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Q: What do I need to know about wolves and coyotes if I keep chickens?
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Wolf, Coyote
Canis lupus, Canis latrans

Description:
Wolves and coyotes are both members of the dog...
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Q: What do I need to know about human nature if I keep chickens?
A: Unfortunately, scoundrels are found everywhere. Most humans are not predators of chickens, of course, but the fact is that some people are dishonest... read more

Q: What do I need to know about crows if I keep chickens?
A: Name:
Crows and other corvids
Corvus spp

Description:
*Corvids are large perching birds, usually with...
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Q: What do I need to know about large felines if I keep chickens?
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Lynx (including bobcats), Cougar
Lynx spp and Puma Concolor

Description:
*Lynx up to 66...
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Q: What do I need to know about house cats if I keep chickens?
A: Name:
House cat
Felis catus

Description:
House cats are small, carnivorous mammals with retractable claws...
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Q: What do I need to know about snapping turtles if I keep chickens?
A: Name:
Snapping turtles
Chelydra serpentina or Macrochelys temminckii

Description:
Snapping turtles...
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Q: What do I need to know about bears if I keep chickens?
A: Name:
Bear
Ursidae

Description:
*Large mammals, most species are omnivorous. (Polar bears are mostly...
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Q: What do I need to know about foxes if I keep chickens?
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Fox
Vulpes spp.

Description:
*Many different species of reddish or greyish, dog-like mammals with...
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Q: What do I need to know about birds of prey if I keep chickens?
A: Name:
Birds of prey, including
Raptors (who hunt in daylight), and Owls (who hunt at night)

Description:
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Q: Should I free range my chickens?
A: If you allow your chickens to range freely, you WILL lose some to predators-- make no mistake. It can be devastating, especially to those of us with... read more

Q: Will my dog attack chickens?
A: Domestic dogs--including those belonging to you as well as those belonging to other people--are the most common predators of chickens in both... read more

Q: What is the best location for my chicken coop?
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There are many considerations to take into account when determining the placement of your chicken coop. Here are 10 tips that can help you find... read more

Q: What do I need to know about opossums if I keep chickens?

A: Name:
Opossum
Didelphis virginiana

Description:
*Medium sized, omnivorous marsupial with an...
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Q: What is the life expectancy of ducks and geese?
A: If cared for properly, ducks can live to 7-10 years, and some exceptional birds may live longer than that. Geese normally live 10-15 years, but there... read more

Q: There are hawks or owls in our area. Will our chickens be safe?
A: Hawks can most certainly be a danger to chickens (heck, even CROWS can be a danger to juveniles or bantams). However, only a few types usually bother... read more

Q: What is a Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD)?
A: Livestock Guardians are animals that protect livestock on the farm. They can be llamas or donkeys, but in most cases, they are dogs that have been... read more

Q: Do chickens attract rats?
A: Chicken feed and droppings will attract rats, yes! That's why it's so important that you do two things: store your feed in metal bins, and carefully... read more