Chicken Advice You Won't Find in a Book: Part 2


| 4/13/2017 9:52:00 AM


Tags: chickens, keeping chickens, backyard chickens, homesteading, farming, animals, farmfreshforlife, humor,

Candi JohnsI have all sorts of random chicken-keeping advice swirling around in my head. Most of it is the type of thing you don't typically find in books or magazines.

If you would like to hear my first article on this subject go here. It covers why you need to collect the eggs every day and how we feed our chickens for free (mostly).

This article is going to go deeper into my brain and the real world of keeping chickens.

THREE: Good luck getting rid of the fox.

If you get a fox near your hen house, you could be in for a world of hurt. I'm not trying to be a huge downer, but a fox is a problem you don't want to take lightly.

I've been told that once a fox finds your flock they will stick around until they have eaten every last chicken. One of my best friends watched her hens disappear one at a time until the fox consumed every last one of them. When she got new chickens, he ate them, too.

I know another lady who no longer even tries to keep chickens. A fox found her flock and ate every chicken she brought home. She finally gave up.




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