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Other than diseases, predators are the biggest problem of every chicken owner. Being able to protect chickens from these predators can be tricky though. If you’re a new chicken owner, you might not notice it yet but there are many animals out there interested in having a taste of your birds’ meat, and yes, they’re all deadly. You let one go inside the coop, and at least one of them is gone. The worst part? You wouldn’t know who ate your chicken because, by the time you noticed it, they’re gone.
The worst part? You wouldn’t know who ate your chicken because, by the time you noticed it, they’re gone.
Now, there are 14 common predators that are most likely to eat your chickens. By knowing how each of these predators act, you’ll know which one ate your chickens and how you can protect them.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.