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Dig barrier tested and passed

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In case you're not sure whether it's worth the trouble... I went to the coop this AM and found that something had persistently tried to dig in late last night or early this morning. Literally, a dig attempt every few inches around the perimeter of the run down to the skirting fence. Where the skirting fence ends at the corner of the brooding coop, there was a hole about 18" across and 6" deep. Nowhere to get in over there but that didn't stop the attempt.
post #2 of 11
Glad to hear your chickens are safe! That predator must have been persistent.
2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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post #3 of 11
What kind of wire did you use? Glad to hear it worked!
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What kind of wire did you use? Glad to hear it worked!

We had a roll of chain link left behind by the previous homeowners. I cut it in half lengthwise with mini bolt cutters (horribly tedious, BTW) so there's an 18" skirt of chain link. We dug down just enough to be able to cover it over and it's tied to the framing with wire.
post #5 of 11

Sweet!!

 

Man, I would love to see pics of that.


Edited by aart - 4/20/17 at 3:55pm

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."

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post #6 of 11

Wow, what a persistent predator! Glad to know that your barrier worked though. That's some nice peace of mind right there. 

Attempting my first hatch! SFH, BCM & CCL in the incubator. Wish me luck!

 

My egg basket isn't a rainbow yet... need more chickens! 

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Attempting my first hatch! SFH, BCM & CCL in the incubator. Wish me luck!

 

My egg basket isn't a rainbow yet... need more chickens! 

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post #7 of 11
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Sweet!!

Man, I would love to see pics of that.

Considering it was built 7 years ago, that might take some digging. 😂 But that's also good news because it's all still sound! IDK how long buried chain link takes to rust but now I know it's longer than 7 years!
Edited by debid - 4/20/17 at 7:25pm
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Sweet!!

Man, I would love to see pics of that.

Considering it was built 7 years ago, that might take some digging. 😂 But that's also good news because it's all still sound! IDK how long buried chain link takes to rust but now I know it's longer than 7 years!

No, not the barrier itself, but the systematic digging you found....would be a great example of it working just like it should.

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

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
post #9 of 11
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No, not the barrier itself, but the systematic digging you found....would be a great example of it working just like it should.

Oh! Crap, I already smoothed it back and stomped it down.

The kids found footprints and they're BIG canine. I thought fox by the determination but now I'm on the lookout for starving abandoned dog.
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Originally Posted by aart View Post

No, not the barrier itself, but the systematic digging you found....would be a great example of it working just like it should.

Oh! Crap, I already smoothed it back and stomped it down.

The kids found footprints and they're BIG canine. I thought fox by the determination but now I'm on the lookout for starving abandoned dog.

Next time...if there is one.

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

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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