What's Killing My Chickens?: The Poultry Predator Detective Manual
List price £15.99
- Paperback (BC)
- 01 Dec 2019
- Storey Publishing
- 272 pages - 178 x 228 x 17mm
This visual guide helps readers assess predator risk to poultry species, evaluate the scene of the crime after a predator intrusion, interpret clues such as tracks, trails, and signs, and understand predator habits in order to determine “likely suspects.” It then offers preventive strategies to protect poultry from future predation, including eliminating points of entry to the coop and yard, removing attractants, using poultry guardians and lighting, and installing the most effective fencing for each particular threat. The book concludes with a mini-encyclopedia of possible culprits, ranging from birds, canines, and felines to rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and more.
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For poultry owners, predators are the single greatest challenge, and often a reason people don’t get chickens in the first place. Presented in the style of a detective manual, best-selling author and chicken expert Gail Damerow shows chicken-keepers how to identify which predators are likely to be troubling the flock from the clues they leave behind, and offers proven strategies for protecting their poultry.