I have a friend who lives in a remote location. They would like to have chickens, rabbits, goats, and other stock, as well as a garden.
Their property occasionally plays host to foxes, deer, and even bears, as well as other wildlife, which makes agriculture very difficult to maintain. Anything yummy is food to wildlife.
Does anyone know of economical solutions to this wildlife problem? Maybe recommend a good chicken house/tractor, deer fencing, and other anti-predator steps my friend can take?
Create and fence a chicken yard with chicken wire. Bury the bottom of it in the ground or put heavy logs or rocks along the bottom so predators can't dig under the wire. We also cover the top of the chicken yard fence with bird-netting to prevent wild birds from contacting the chickens and vice-versa. Domestic chickens and wild birds often contaminate each other with diseases such as Avian flu.