How to Keep Your Chickens Safe

If you keep chickens you will know that the thing that you worry most about is keeping your chickens safe from predators and foxes in particular. We all dread coming home from an evening out or waking up in the morning to find that our chickens are gone. So it’s essential not just for your peace of mind but ultimately for the safety of your chickens that you know how to keep them safe and secure.

Secure Chicken Coops and Houses

Obviously, the most important thing you can do is to ensure your chicken house or coop is fox proof and impenetrable to predators. Here at Eggshell Online we understand the importance of keeping your animals safe which is why our chicken coops and houses have been specifically designed to be completely fox proof.


Most chicken wire used on houses and coops is only around 1mm thick, meaning foxes can get in if they want to. However our chicken coops and houses are manufactured using strong, plastic-coated, the welded wire which is 3mm thick, 3x the normal strength. We are proud to be able to say that our chicken coops are 100% fox proof with all doors and trays fitted with galvanised locks to ensure your chickens are always safe.

What Else Can You Do?

There are a few other things you can do to deter foxes from coming near your chickens, installing a light with a sensor for example. Much like a security light, it will come on when it senses movement, startling any predators. Foxes also don’t like venturing out into large open spaces so try to avoid giving them places where they can shelter.

Be sure to browse our website to see the full range of 100% fox proof chicken houses and coops we have to offer and if you would like any more information about the products we sell then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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