Prevention & Management of Common Backyard Chicken Predators ft Dr. Matt Springer

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The prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators is the topic being discussed this week as we join Nicole and Dr. Matt Springer of the University of Kentucky.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Learn which are the most common predators of your backyard chickens.
  • Techniques for the prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators.
  • How securing your flock and their food supply will be one of the best tools in the prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators.
  • How your State Wildlife Agency and local Extension Service can help in the prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators.
  • How to use fencing, escape cover, and netting as a tool against common predators from the ground and sky.

OUR GUEST

Matt Springer, Ph.D. is an Assistant Extension Professor of Wildlife Management at the University of Kentucky.

Matt Springer is from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and went to Juniata College for his B.S., University of Delaware for M.S., and Southern Illinois University Carbondale for his Ph.D.

Although he grew up in the city Matt was instilled with a love of nature from his parents. An avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper he enjoys gardening and has had a small chicken flock until recently. Matt has firsthand experience with the prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators

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