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The ducks have moved into their temporary new home
post #2 of 7

Looks neat!

 

If that is outside, chicken wire will not protect them from predators, they need half inch metal hardware cloth.

 

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post #3 of 7
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Thanks...it is we're getting the other wire. I've also made like a scarecrow with old clothes sitting in a chair next to it...I'm also considering bringing then in at night
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I think I would bring them in at night until the metal hardware cloth was set up.  I used to also run two strands of electric around the pen at night.  Their night pen is now in the walkout basement, so I just need to be careful to keep the basement door closed during the day so no predators walk in and wait.

 

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post #5 of 7
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My husband put the hardware cloth on the house tonight so I feel better....we also have the door locked with cinder blocks stacked against it...I'm not taking any chances...if I had a garage they'd be in it
post #6 of 7

Good for you!

 

It's best, I feel, to anticipate much worse predator pressure than you get.  There may be weeks that go by with not a sign of anything.  Then one night, there they are, and they have all night to try to get through the defenses. 

 

A one-inch gap is opportunity enough for a raccoon to reach in.  My ducks like to sleep against the fence!

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We want to eventually get a chain link dog pin...I also have wire under the house in case something tries to dig under it
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