Can foxes fit through 4x4" holes?

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  1. Chubbycat18

    Chubbycat18 Just Hatched

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    My dad and I are looking at fence and I was just wondering if foxes can go through 4x4 inch holes? Our chickens are free range but we have a fox around and he ate some of our chickens for the past two years. So if they can go through a hole that size what is a decent hole size that foxes can't go through?
     
  2. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost everything that eats chickens can get thru 4 inches. I won't use anything bigger than 1 inch and coons can actually get them thru that. Most people recommend 1/2 inch hardware cloth or chicken wire. It's the only sure thing to keep predators at bay.
     
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yes...
    Use smaller holed fencing for sure.
    NO bigger than 1 inch.
     
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  4. Chubbycat18

    Chubbycat18 Just Hatched

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    Thank you for your input
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    YES plus they can dig under, jump over, they are very persistent and clever.

    I agree 1/2" hardware cloth securely affixed to frame - not with little plastic ties
     

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