Animals Eat Chickens

Backyard chicken owners that choose to raise poultry outside may want to invest in a chicken wire fence for their farm or pasture. While we may consider chickens to be friends not food, others, especially wildlife that need to eat too, disagree. The top predatory wild animals that desire chickens for food include:

  • Wolves and coyotes
  • Bobcats
  • House cats
  • Foxes, especially red foxes
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
  • Opossums
  • Weasels

If these animals reach free-range chickens, consider them goners. Installing fencing that is at least 6 feet high will block jumping attempts from these types of predatory animals of poultry.

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