You grow attached to your chickens with every passing day and having them harmed or even killed by a fox, raccoon, dog, or any other common predator in your area is definitely heart wrenching.
It is crucial that you plan ahead when building your chicken coop to take into consideration the prospect of predators.
There is quite a simple solution to safeguarding your chicken coop against predators. When completing the fundamental steps on how to build a chicken coop it is advised that you dig the wire mesh around the chicken run an extra foot or two into the ground. This will ensure that predators cannot dig under the wire mesh and gain access to your chickens. It is also recommended that you secure any entrances or windows with either a piece of Plexiglas you can simply slide into place or wire mesh to ensure predators cannot get into the coop.
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