Tyler Ludens wrote:If you have predators such as foxes, you need to close the chickens into a secure shelter at night. To do this you have to actually be there, or have someone else do it for you.
Ute Chook wrote:
... or use a automatic door opener/closer (they respond to light levels).
R.D. O'Brien wrote:I've been thinking about building bird houses to attract birds that will eat caterpillars but not orchard fruit. Wrens, bluebirds, don't know of any others yet, but these wouldn't need too much attention on your part. Personally, I think chickens are a shackle, and I'm not a big egg and meat eater anyway. Anyone got any ideas what kind of wild birds would benefit an orchard?