Can foxes fit through 4x4" holes?

Chubbycat18

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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?
 

Tlmcq

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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.
 

drumstick diva

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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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