Predators come out of the woodworks, literally. *****, possums, fox, are the main ones we deal with here, but once came back home to find out that 2 dalmations had gotten into the lower pen and killed 15-20 chickens and our 2 turkeys . LE told the owner she had to reimburse us, but it took a while to replace them.I live on a little over an acre and have been thinking about raising a few chickens for eggs. I have been reading about it a lot lately but would like some feedback from people currently raising small scale chicken operations.
Mostly want to hear the bad stuff that goes with it
But I love being able to walk out in the back yard and gather the eggs I need for breakfast.