can predators (raccoons, coyotes) dig under and into a coop that's on 12" x 12" (2" thick) concrete

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wahmommy, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its a dirt floor, yes. I don't think a coon would be that persistant, but a coyote? Yep. You could put some metal skirting along the ground at the base of the coop. That would help secure it a bit.
     
  3. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not a dirt floor - it is concrete pavers laid as a foundation (the pavers are on dirt though) I am asking if they are strong enough to dig under coop and push up pavers that are essentially the flooring...
     
  4. CMYates

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    No. If the pavers are abutting each other the raccoon will not be able to push his way through.
     
  5. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The pavers are abutting each other. Okay but what about a coyote?
     
  6. CMYates

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    I would think that the raccoons would be stronger and smarter than a coyote so if you stop the coon the coyote won't be a problem. I'd be interested in other opinions.
     

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