Author: Naples

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Snake

Every chicken owner should be aware of possible predators that threaten livestock. As previously discussed on our blog, understanding which animals might prey on your chickens can better prepare you to ensure the safety and security of your property and your chickens. At Chickens for Backyards, we strive to inform chicken owners about possible predators,… Read more »

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Cat

Of all the predators that chickens face, cats pose as a unique threat. For one, they’re a common house pet, and it doesn’t matter if they’re domesticated—their hunting instincts are innate and will come out no matter what. Secondly, they’re all over the United States, living as barn cats to stray cats to outdoor cats…. Read more »

Highlighting the Best Herbs for Your Chickens

Coming up with the best diet for your specific chickens sometimes requires trial and error, but one thing is certain: one of the best snacks for chickens is herbs. Not all herbs are appropriate for chickens, so Chickens for Backyards has created a guide on which herbs are best. Mint Who doesn’t love some fresh… Read more »

How to Protect Your Chickens from Bobcats

While we all recognize that chickens are incredible livestock. It’s important to keep in mind how vulnerable they are as well. Predators of all shapes and sizes target chickens, and we’ve spent a fair amount of time on this blog, detailing the many animals that fall into this category. Today, we’re here to discuss another… Read more »

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Badger

There are a lot of critters out there who are classified as chicken predators, even some that you might never expect. Chickens for Backyards can help you identify potential predators that might be after your chickens such as badgers. Badgers are found throughout the United States, making them a threat to chickens virtually anywhere. They… Read more »

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Raccoon

There are several predators that will attack, and likely kill, the chickens in your backyard if you’re don’t take appropriate steps to protect them. We have already highlighted a variety of chicken predators on our blog but you can now add raccoons to that list. Raccoons are yet another predator that you need to look… Read more »

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Coyote

When it comes to raising chickens, there is a lot of work that goes into the endeavor. You have to keep them happy, healthy, and protected. As far as threats come, there can be a lot to watch out for, and that includes environmental pressures, illnesses, and threats that come in the form of predators… Read more »

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Skunk

We like to think we’re the only ones watching out for our chickens and that once they’re on our property; it’s just us and them. Unfortunately, there are many animals in the wild that are just waiting for a moment to strike at chickens, especially skunks. It takes smart planning to protect your chickens from… Read more »

Help Your Chickens Handle the Heat

The large majority of the United States has experienced a massive heat wave over the course of the last few weeks. As an animal owner, extreme temperatures can be worrisome. If you’re hot, it’s highly likely that your animals are too, chickens included. Fortunately, there are easy changes you can make to help cool your… Read more »

Easy Treat Ideas for Your Chickens

Many chickens enjoy being spoiled, and luckily, there are easy ways to spoil your chickens in a healthy way. Like many other animals, chickens will recognize love when it is shown to them, especially when it comes to things like feeding. One of the easiest ways to establish a relationship with your chickens is to… Read more »