Ava & Chippy

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PaperKitty, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. PaperKitty

    PaperKitty New Egg

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    Today, I awoke to find a hen, Ava, and our rooster, Chippy, dead in the run.
    Ava was obviously attacked by a predator, where as Chippy just seem deceased.
    A vet is doing a necropsy on the both of them tomorrow.
    They suspect it may be the work of a fox.
    We have all been absolutely devastated and distraught by this.

    If you see my previous post, I was just a foster parent for these chickens. We are considering permanently homing one of them, Buttercup.
    If we were to be a permanent home for Buttercup, how could we protect her against foxes and other ground predators?

    We would like to build a reinforced coop/run.

    All help is appreciated.
    Thank you.
     
  2. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of strands of electric wire 6 to 8 inches of the ground all the way around should deter anything that gets a good crack, install a apron of wire all around the entire run and you should be in good shape.
     

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