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post #11 of 16
A raccoon can most certainly reach into 1" x 1/2" welded wire and grab stuff on the other side..

Just look at the newer 'dog safe' raccoon traps, they are essentially only a 1" round opening that the coon reaches into...
post #12 of 16
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Edited by Hokum Coco - 4/26/16 at 8:09pm

Hope this helps,

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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post #13 of 16
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Okay, I think I'll keep half of the hutch with flooring and the other half on the wire, but add an extra bottom so that the raccoon arms and hands can't get through.  

 

I think I just lost one quail to a raccoon (It was dusk-dark maybe 30-45 minutes before I got out there) because I went to shut them up and only found 10 (I have 11).  They are young, 2 weeks old, no worries, I'm not shoving 10 full grown quail in a hutch xD  I'm hoping I just miscounted, they move around so much, or one is hiding in the run and I'll find him tomorrow...  But I think I'm just being hopeful.  So I definitely don't want to take any risks with this bottom of the coop :/ I bet one was near the side of the coop where the wire is wider and a raccoon managed to squeeze a bird out.  Not completely sure how they can manage to do that when the quail themselves tried and failed, but raccoons have their ways... :/

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“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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post #14 of 16

Raccoons tear them apart to make them fit...

Cover that wider wire with hardware cloth. Otherwise, it will be back for more. Coons will come out during the day for a sure meal.

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Scooter&Suzie View Post

I bet one was near the side of the coop where the wire is wider and a raccoon managed to squeeze a bird out.  Not completely sure how they can manage to do that when the quail themselves tried and failed, but raccoons have their ways... hmm.png

Racoons will pull on the bird until it rips apart and fits though the fence in pieces, they can easily pull a full sized chicken through chain link fence doing this...
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 

Oh my word O.O  I'll be gone all day tomorrow so I'll keep them in the enclosed area.  The next morning I'll put up some extra hardware cloth. 

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