If you’re not sure of the best ways to keep chickens safe from predators, there’s only a few simple rules you should be concerned about.

We don’t have too many predators in our area, but I still follow these rules as much as possible. While they won’t cost you very much, they’re still critical to keeping your chickens safe.

Who wants to raise a bunch of pullets only to have a predator steal them before they’ve even laid an egg?

I sure don’t!

Listen to this podcast, and in just 30 minutes, you’ll have a bucketful of ideas to implement today to keep your chickens safe from predators.

keep chickens safe from predators

You’ll learn:

  • My top 10 tips to keep chickens safe from predators
  • Why 1/2-inch hardware cloth might save your hens’ life
  • The lesson I learned from having to fix a coop in the middle of the night

Links we discuss:

Where to buy 1/2″ hardware cloth

Where to buy a game camera

How to know what’s killing your chickens

Grab the free checklist + 3 bonus tips

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I’d like to hear from you!

What are your ideas to keep chickens safe from predators? Leave a comment below!


Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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  1. Hi there. Really enjoy ur tips. We have built our with many predator -proof safeguards. The info we obtained from keepers have helped greatly. We used spring-loaded hooks & latches all around. Racoon proofing. We also used herring fish net all around & over the roof of the coop run. Also hardwire on all openings as well as spring loaded latches on all the shutters. The coop is also 3 feet off the ground, with the dust bath area underneath also covered with net. We have been very lucky so far with only a few bothersome ravens. My girls scramble to the coop run when alarmed. I am teaching them to run for cover with a whistle. We are new at this and believe we are doing very well. Thanks for all the helpful information.



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