Protecting a flock against predators is one of the biggest challenges a backyard chicken keeper faces. The best offense is a good defense and knowing the basics of coop security is essential to keeping chickens safe from harm. The following are my best recommendations for predator-proofing chickens based on my experiences.
Up-cycled Playhouse Chicken Coops - Kids outgrown their playhouse? Spray-paint the exteriors, covered the floor with linoleum flooring, secured the houses to the pallets with L brackets, caulk spaces that would leak or allow a draft, insert two roosts, cover the windows with chicken wire, and cut out part of the door for the ramp. Total cost for each was around $30.00!