Originally Posted by Trefoil
The thing about coons is that they are also smart. A million screws isn't going to make chicken wire safe, its too weak. Cover the chicken wire with hardware cloth or 1 x1 wire fencing. Either bury wire or do something else so nothing can dig under and then you won't need the live trap. Even if you catch the coon, another one or worse, weasel will just show up.
I decided to put our extra wire mesh to good use and replaced the chicken wire with it.
The dark part is actually where the mesh goes under ground about 4 inches or so. Mesh also blocks off the small gap on the right. It is sharp on one side of the mesh that blocks the gap so I'm thinking it would cause some cuts if the raccoons thinks of trying to push through. I don't think the points are a hazard to the hens though.
It's done for now, the bricks might not be necessary since the mesh goes underground.
Edited by Studio2770 - 12/5/15 at 7:55pm