Coyote Visits, Ends in Disaster at TBN Ranch

Dead, missing, and terrified chickens. A scenario more disturbing than any horror flick could ever portray. Some of my birds were just killed, others eaten with nothing left of their existence but a pile of feathers. Coyotes, no doubt. They don’t just take what they need to satisfy hunger, they kill just to kill, and often in large numbers.

So how did this happen? I’ve written time and time again how to protect a flock from predators. Unfortunately, I failed the simplest and most important step of all… to close the coop door at night.  I was tired, fell asleep and just plain forgot.  My fault, and I’m fessing up because I want everybody to remember that it only takes one time of neglect for something like this to happen.

All my young Silkie pullets, one hen, and Wilson, my rooster are gone. So sad, this will never, never, never happen again.

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About Marek’s Disease

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Marek’s disease is an insidious disease that catches many keepers by surprise. Its effect on your flock can be devastating.
We’ve discussed Marek’s in the past, however there is much mis-information out there, so this article will clarify matters for you and your birds… Continue Reading

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Great Article on Making Your Own Mealworm Farm

Buying mealworms is a spendy chicken treat, nevertheless, I splurge occasionally because my flock loves them.
Here’s an article that explains how to make a mealworm farm. A sensible solution? You decide…

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If your chickens are anything like ours, then they love to eat mealworms.
Mealworms are a healthy, nutritious snack that are full of protein which helps your hens lay lots of eggs… CONTINUE READING

How High and Far Chickens Can Fly

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It’s understandable having a concern for your chicken’s safety. Especially if you’ve nurtured them since they were little fuzzy day old chicks.
We have all spent substantial time worrying about their well-being from the brooder all the way to the coop. But when it’s time to move them to the chicken yard or coop, there’s a whole new set of concerns… CONTINUE READING

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