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MINKS!!! Help on constructing a predator safe coop

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I will be moving to a neighborhood that has a mink farm about half a block away from me.

I've been reading they are mean vicious and can get through 1 1/2 inch diameter.

Those who have experience with these animals, I need your advice on the best way to protect my girls.

I want to prevent any heartache and slaughter.

*Please tell me what you (or someone you know) has done to protect your gals.
*Pictures would be amazing, if you are able.
*Any advice would help

Any help would be helpful and very appreciated!!! I want to thank you in advance for any help! Thanks!!!!
post #2 of 7
1/2 inch hardware cloth over all vents, windows, or other openings in the coop. Same for the run too.

The picture in my profile is of our duck coop where we built a kind of porch surrounded by hardware cloth.

We had neglected to cover the openings in the eaves of the duck house and lost three ducks the night before Christmas Eve our first year owning them. sad.png
Edited by GhislaineDel - 4/21/16 at 2:53pm
post #3 of 7
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I'm sorry to hear about your lost. How did you secure the hardware cloth? Nails?

Thank you!
post #4 of 7
We used washers and screws as that seemed the most secure.
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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!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

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

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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!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

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

Reply
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I know! I'm sorry! I tried to delete one... I tried everything I could, but it wouldn't let me delete one. I asked BYC to delete one, but I'm still waiting to hear back..
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Originally Posted by GhislaineDel View Post

We used washers and screws as that seemed the most secure.

 



awesome! thanks!
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