Synopses & Reviews
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.
For backyard chicken keepers and large-scale farmers alike, the single greatest challenge is protecting poultry from predators. What's Killing My Chickens? is the essential guide to identifying the culprit and ensuring safety for the flock. Often, by the time an attack is discovered, the predator has already left the scene. Best-selling author and chicken expert Gail Damerow uses the style of a detective manual to teach readers how to follow clues such as tracks, trails, scat, and other signs to identify the attacker. Predator profiles describe key habits of each one and best techniques for blocking their access to the coop and yard, including removing attractants, using poultry guardians and lighting, and installing the most effective type of fencing. This empowering book offers essential knowledge, and peace of mind, for every chicken keeper.