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Raccoons

Raccoons are a real threat to chickens. They’re found throughout the United States in urban and rural settings. Raccoons are active at night, and they don’t necessarily need to live near water. Raccoons eat chickens and eggs. Raccoons usually kill several chickens at once, and are ruthless in tearing chickens apart. They can carry diseases such as rabies and parasites.

Raccoons are cunning when accessing chickens. They have the ability to scale fences, open chicken coop doors, and tear through chicken wire. (Chicken wire is a chicken-resistant solution to protect plants, and not a viable material to protect chickens from predators.)

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