The most common nocturnal Australian chicken predators

Depending on your location and chicken breed, you’ll need to keep your flock safe at night from foxes, cats, dogs, dingoes, quolls, snakes, owls and even Tasmanian devils. 


By far the most common nocturnal chicken predator on mainland Australia are foxes. Foxes pose a particular threat due to their intelligence and the fact they can wipe out an entire flock in just one night. Foxes can be found across suburban, regional and remote areas in every Australian state and territory with the exception of Tasmania. As they are sly, nocturnal animals, you may not know they are around until after they have killed your flock. 


Many other animals also pose a threat to your chickens. Different predators will use different methods to try and break through an automatic chicken door from brute force, sliding the door up the runners, pulling the door off the coop wall, or chewing their way through the door or door runners. The key to defending your chickens from all Australian poultry predators is a reliable, strong, and locking automatic chicken door. 


The Safe Coop® automatic chicken door has been designed to defend your chickens from every threat posed by all Australian nocturnal poultry predators.

Why choose Safe Coop®?

We’re an Australian company that designs automatic chicken doors to reliably defend your chickens from the toughest Australian predators.

Our chicken doors are made to last using quality materials including durable ASA plastics, stainless steel, aluminium, and brass. You can trust a Safe Coop® automatic chicken door to keep your flock safe every night. 

Our automatic chicken doors are also designed to make looking after your feathered friends easier, less time consuming, and stress free.

Every chicken door we sell comes with intelligent and reliable technology, allowing you to enjoy sleep-ins and go on holiday without needing to worry about your flock. 

Our details: 

Safe Coops Pty Ltd 

ABN: 96 668 387 184

PO Box 1502, Hobart Business Centre, TAS 7018.

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