How to Keep Hawks Away from Chickens

Top 5 Ways to Thwart Aerial Chicken Predators


Have you been experiencing a problem with flying predators like hawks and owls? This can be heartbreaking and frustrating and can make you feel helpless, but you're not. There are ways to help keep hawks away from backyard chickens.

On a personal note, this subject is near and dear to my heart. I have experienced one confirmed loss and a couple of close calls with hawks harassing my backyard chickens. Winter chicken keeping in my backyard is also high season for hawk attacks.

You can help keep hawks away from backyard chickens with these five simple steps.

Winter Chicken Keeping - How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens?

As winter sets in and cold weather is here to stay, it’s common to wonder how cold is too cold for chickens? Let's face it, the weather plays an important part in our lives. There's a reason it's the most-watched part of our nightly news. It affects us and it affects our chickens.

Every year there are stories of folks that bought the wrong breed for their climate and experience losses, have unhealthy chickens, or end up bringing their birds inside where the climate is more moderate.

Don't let this happen to you! There's no magic number when it's too cold outside for chickens, but there are some cautions you should take during cold weather.

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Be Sure to Follow Me on Instagram!

Instagram is one of my favorite social media outlets. I love to see pictures of people's lives and flocks. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that's what I get each time I visit Instagram.

Be sure to stop by to see almost daily pictures of my flock here at Elm Ridge Farm, along with all our other animals, gardens and nature. Also, don't forget to check out my story highlights. Each Instagram page handles these differently. For me, I think these stories are a quick and fun way for you to get to know me and my flock better. I change them up regularly and think you'll enjoy them.

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