LIVE Q&A: Protecting Chickens From Predators

Ask Our Experts How to Keep a Flock Safe From Chicken Predators


Protecting chickens from predators is a year-round priority. But in the fall, predators get even more aggressive as they prepare for the scarcity of winter. Have you done everything necessary to keep your flock safe as cold weather approaches?

Get expert support for protecting chickens from predators. Join our live Q&A on Tuesday, October 4th from 1-3 PM (ET – US), and you’ll be able to interact directly with poultry pros.

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Meet our Panelists:

Lisa Steele is a fifth-generation backyard chicken keeper and founder of the natural chicken keeping website Fresh Eggs Daily®. Lisa is also an author, gardener and aspiring herbalist, and lives on a small hobby farm in Maine.

Janet Garman runs a family homestead Timber Creek Farm, where she raises vegetables for her table and animals for fiber, eggs, meat and companionship. She is also the author of Chickens from Scratch.

Rhonda Crank has been homesteading and farming since childhood. She enjoys all things farming, from naming her chickens to milking a cow. She writes for The Farmer’s Lamp where she shares “old-timey wisdom for today.”

Ryan Slabaugh is the Editor of Backyard Poultry and Countryside and Small Stock Journal. His 15-year tenure in journalism has been largely spent serving remote, mountain regions, which has given him a unique perspective on how environmental and resource pressures can affect local and rural communities.

Pam Freeman is the Digital Content Coordinator for, and writes for Pam provides informed answers to reader questions via “Ask the Expert” and works with a team of contributing writers to bring first-hand stories to the online community.

If you want to get a head start on learning the everything about protecting chickens from predators, take a look at some of our most popular chicken predator stories:

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Backyard Poultry magazine is your best source for information on how to raise healthier, more productive backyard chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and even keeping guinea fowl. Whether you live on a farm, call a suburban neighborhood home, or are mastering poultry farming in an urban environment, we have the how-to guides and tips for you.

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  • Hello, this is my first time tuning in to a live Q&A. How does this work? Will it be a live chat, or a live video? Thanks!

    • Steph M.

      Hi Christy! Our panel is on for another hour or so, and you can leave your question right in the LIVE chat section in the middle of the page OR you can post it here and I’ll move it to the chat. Thanks! ~Steph

    • Steph M.

      Thanks, Kelly! We hope to do more in the future. Great questions. ~Steph

  • Loved the Q&A…thanks again! Maybe you’d consider having my son, Jesse Huth, aka “Chicken Boy” as one of your future panelists. He has a B.S. in Poultry Science and a M.S. in Poultry Welfare & Behavior from Texas A&M University. He has raised chickens for 22 years and now has a new business as a Chicken Consultant. You can see his website at He is VERY knowledgeable and has been obseesed with chickens his entire life!

    • Steph M.

      Hi Jaci – We are so glad you were able to attend and ask so many wonderful questions.Your son looks like he has some valuable experience that would be a welcome addition to our panel. Thank you for the referral! Hope to see you back for our next chat. ~Steph


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