You’ve put a lot of time and effort into raising your own backyard chickens. Of course, part of raising your own flock is protecting them from other animals and predators (dog, cats and racoons alike…). Whether your preference for your birds free-range or live inside an enclosure, fencing is imperative to their protection from the outside world. Below we will discuss a few different types of fencing, and their pros and cons. Chicken Wire Although chicken is in the name, this is one of the least successful fencing materials to protect your backyard chickens. The thin wire is easily
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Prospective bird owners have overabundance of options to choose from when selecting a feathery friend. Considering the amount of previous experience in owning birds, as well as the time and monetary commitment you can spend can help you select the right pet bird. As discussed in a previous article on selecting pet parrots, caring for larger cockatoos or Macaws poses challenges that may overwhelm new bird owners. Fortunately, there are several smaller bird species to choose from that are great for beginners. This article will discuss various non-parrot species of birds that make good pets for someone who has little
Having a pet bird can mean having a playful, dependent companion. Cockatiels, out of all the parrot breeds, are a great starting point for those who wish to have pet birds. They are the smallest of all cockatoo species, and are relatively easy to care for. Although they are simpler to care for, they still have specific diet and husbandry needs, as well as common problems that often arise. Here are a few of the specifics in reference to caring for cockatiels: Diet Cockatiels have a naturally diverse diet of grass seeds, grains, berries, and fruits, and therefore they