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This time of year I think rats or voles.

Birds outside I feed a restricted ration so rodents have less to get at night.

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post #12 of 16
 
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Skunk burrowed under the horizontal apron screens extending for two feet around one of my portable pens.

 

I am curious about how you had the aprons installed and how/where the skunk tunneled under.

You didn't happen to take a pic of tunnel did you......or can you post a pic of your aprons?


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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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post #13 of 16
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I had two foot wide strips of 1/2 inch grid wire bent at a 90 degree angle for a couple inches and screwed to bottom of pen. Setting on top of ground, (the pen is movable) usually with some rocks laying on it. He took advantage of a corner that wasn't sticking out quite as far and some soft dirt. No pics as I moved the pen in the dark.

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post #14 of 16
The buried hardware cloth approach I think is not practical with the gamefowl pens moved about to take advantage of fresh greens and allowing soil to rest. Other methods preventing skunk from even approaching cages is where I invest in predator management.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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post #15 of 16
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I had two foot wide strips of 1/2 inch grid wire bent at a 90 degree angle for a couple inches and screwed to bottom of pen. Setting on top of ground, (the pen is movable) usually with some rocks laying on it. He took advantage of a corner that wasn't sticking out quite as far and some soft dirt. No pics as I moved the pen in the dark.

I've always thought about framed aprons(2x2 frames with 1/2 HC) on hinges for a portable coop/tractor/pen.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #16 of 16
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This time of year I think rats or voles.

Birds outside I feed a restricted ration so rodents have less to get at night.


    There is really only minute amounts of feed left in the runs when we take the feeders in nightly.  It could be a skunk.  We filled in another tunnel this morning, but tonight we are going to set the HavAHart trap with an egg since whatever it is is ignoring the rat traps with peanut butter. It could be any of the things mentioned.

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