Chicken Coop Predator-Proofing Tips That Can Save Your Flock!

Proper chicken coop plans and construction are essential to the survival of the flock. Protecting chickens from the many predators who want to eat them is not a difficult or expensive task, but does require careful planning. Ensuring raccoons, dogs, mink, fox, snakes, hawks, and other predators cannot reach the flock will allow the chickens to live a safe and happy life until they become food for the family table.

Adorable chicken coop plans are readily available online and similar coop kits or complete living structures can be purchased at most farm and garden stores. While these coops would be an attractive addition to the backyard, they might not be secure enough to protect the flock from predators.
Chicken wire was created for one purpose and one purpose only – keeping chickens in. Keeping predators out requires additional material in both the exterior and interior of the coop and chicken run be secured into place.
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