Free resources for remote learning & living well. Learn More »

For more great books, visit Storey.com.

What's Killing My Chickens?

The Poultry Predator Detective Manual

By Gail Damerow

For backyard chicken keepers and large-scale farmers alike, the single greatest challenge is protecting poultry from predators. What’s Killing My Chickens? is the essential guide to identifying the culprit and ensuring safety for the flock. Often, by the time an attack is discovered, the predator has already left the scene. Best-selling author and chicken expert Gail Damerow uses the style of a detective manual to teach readers how to follow clues such as tracks, trails, scat, and other signs to identify the attacker. Predator profiles describe key habits of each one and best techniques for blocking their access to the coop and yard, including removing attractants, using poultry guardians and lighting, and installing the most effective type of fencing. This empowering book offers essential knowledge, and peace of mind, for every chicken keeper.

This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

 

Read more

$15.95 (US)

Shipping to the U.S. only. Please see our International FAQ for more information.

Books also available at
Meet the Author
Gail Damerow headshot

Gail Damerow

More about the author
Review quotes
“Interspersed with compelling, often humorous, anecdotes from the author’s own close encounters and near misses with poultry predators, this book encourages responsibility and preparedness in protecting flocks from other animals that naturally find poultry attractive.” — Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®

“Finally, a well-thought-out and balanced approach to protecting your flock from predators. Gail Damerow helps you ID the perps with detailed images, charts, and descriptions. Then she helps you outsmart them with specific strategies tailored to each species.” — Laurie Neverman, creator, Common Sense Home

"
Gail Damerow might well be the Sherlock Holmes of the poultry world, and What’s Killing My Chickens? is a one-of-a-kind ‘detective manual’ that every chicken keeper needs to read. Through the author’s insights, flock owners can figure out what predators to watch for and how to guard against them.”
— Roger Sipe, Group Editor, Hobby Farms and Chickens magazines and HobbyFarms.com
 
 
Product Details
Categories
Number of pages
272
Publication date
December 10, 2019
ISBN
9781612129105