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Protecting Coop from Weasels/Minks!

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Hi everyone, I'm soooo..... stressed out about this whole weasel/mink deal that I'm worried that I won't be able to enjoy my vacation! And every time I mentioned it to my dad he just gave me a look and an eyeroll! But I don't care, I will make that coop and run Fort flippin Knox if I have to! Sorry for that outburst. I just don't know what to do! Any suggestions?
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Do you know for sure that there are these predators present in your area. at this time...  ?

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Yes
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You need to seal off / secure  all small openings.  Them lil devilz squeeze thru some mighty small cracks.  Another good option is to protect your coop with an Electric curtain.  You would have to get creative in installing such, but it can be done.   One zap from 15,000 volts sends the message. It does not kill them, just sends them for the woods. :gig:lau

Here is the energizer I will be using to protect  my Pigeon loft.    A raccoon finished off 7 of my  Eagles.. ( that is what my grandchildren call them( "Grandpa's Eagles")

About $35 for the energizer.  The wiring, netting Insulators of course will vary in price according to your needs. 

post #5 of 9
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Is there any other ways, I don't think my dad would go for that. This how big the openings in my fence are can he fit through that?
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And after a big wind storm we had a few weeks ago some posts have snapped and the fence is very in stable.
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It looks like 2 inch by 4 inch  fencing.  Weasels and minks should fit thru with ease.  My suggestion to you is to ask other chicken keepers  in your area how they deal with the problem.   Are there any in your area that you know?

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Unfortunately not.
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Well tomorrow is Coop cleaning/fortification day!
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