Keep your coop secure all night and open only during daylight.
Keith Bowers, senior digital editor for Hobby Farms and Chickens magazines, is a career journalist who has covered business, law, politics, the arts and pets in addition to agriculture. Bowers, who spent childhood summers on a family farm in Tennessee, is also an oil painter, junk sculptor and occasional stage performer who loves motorcycling and bicycling. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, near two family hobby farms, with his wife, Daphne, and a big gray tabby named Thomas. MORE ARTICLES