Winter can be a very difficult time for everyone- especially wild animals. It is a time when food is scarce and the weather is bitterly cold, making finding food difficult and dangerous.
Unfortunately, not many predators sleep through the winter months, only bears truly hibernate. Raccoons, possums and foxes will hunker down and stay in their dens until the worst of the weather has passed. Then they are out to hunt and they are hungry.
Your chicken coop looks like McDonalds to them- and they will do anything to get to your hens!
Let’s look at the top 7 winter predators and tips on how to keep your flock safe.