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Is it necessary and/or suggested to put fencing UNDERGROUND around chicken coop and run?
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Hard to say since we don't know where you live or what kind of predators you have.

But, if you lock the chickens into a well ventilated building at dusk, likely not.

If the coop is open into the run, then yes. You would then need some type of barrier to predators getting into the run.

 

If so, the hardware cloth or woven wire barrier doesn't need to be buried straight down. It is just as effective as a skirt extending out away from the run an inch or so underground.

 

Some places on the planet have few predators. I have raccoons, opossums, mink, weasels, fox, coyote, dogs, cats, hawks and bobcats. Bears/cougars are moving this way.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 5/6/16 at 1:29pm

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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