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How to Protect Chickens in Winter: Tips from Backyard Poultry

By Nite Guard LLC
Nite Guard Solar Happy New Year!

A new year is ripe with possibility, of setting and completing goals, of making improvements in all areas of life. With a new year ahead of us, we’re interested in your New Year’s resolutions.

For our part, the Nite Guard team set the goal of reaching even more people seeking predator control. And that’s why we were delighted to be mentioned in a recent Backyard Poultry article.

Their article, “Predators and Winter: Tips and Facts to Keep Your Flock Safe”, by Jen Pitino, is a must-read if you own a small chicken coop.

Briefly, here’s what the article recommends for protecting your chicken coop.

  1. Don’t inadvertently feed predators. Securely store your chicken feed inside of your house or shed. And each evening, collect your eggs, and bring them indoors.
  2. Forget the chicken wire. Use hardware cloth. The larger gaps in chicken wire leave your flock vulnerable to raccoon attacks. Hardware cloth has a smaller grid, preventing predators from reaching through the wire, and into the coop.
  3. Employ a patrol animal. A rooster or a dog offer strong protection.
  4. Install Nite Guard Solar lights. According to Backyard Poultry,
    One respected deterrent is the Nite Guard system, which provides a simple technological answer to a difficult problem.

    The Nite Guard Solar-Powered Night Predator Light is comprised of small, highly durable boxes fitted with a solar panel strip at the top. At night, the Nite Guard system flashes a red light (using the stored solar energy) which frightens  predators from coming close and investigating your coop and flock. The Nite Guard system is easily attached to the sides of coops, runs, barns, fences, etc.


Buy Nite Guard Solar lights online right now! You can purchase a set of lights, as well as Nite Guard Repellent Tape to scare away daytime predators, on our online store.

We want to hear from you!

Let us know how it goes this winter. We’d love to hear about how Nite Guard Solar lights protected your backyard chicken coop.

Give us a call at 1-800-328-6647, or send us an email.

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