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How small of an area can a squirrel get through?

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I am going to use pallets for a foundation in my new coop and am wondering if squirrels could get through some tighter ones and eat chicken food.

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I regularly see them go through a chain link fence as if there's nothing there and I know they can squeeze through smaller openings than that. Anything a little bigger than their head, they can get through.

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About the size of a quarter if you can drop a quarter through a hole (flat ways) the hole is big enough for most rodents. (nickle sized holes are big enough for young rodents and all mice)

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Squirrels can get through as big a hole as they can make !!!

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youd be surprised how small of an area they can get into. ive seen one get through a 3 inch hole

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I have 6 happy black star hens Niecy, Nantee, Violet, Chickira, Alice, and Kayla. 2 buff orpington hens Goldie and Tweety, 3 barred rock hens named Salt, Pepper, and Rocky. 3 white rocks named Shirley, Gurdy, and Patsy. 2 speckled sussex named Freckles and Ruby. 2 new hampshire reds named Reba and Ginger. And Duke, my delaware rooster.And 2 brand new chicks who hatched on 6/12/12
 

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I have the same problem they will get in any way possible

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