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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Crista, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Crista

    Crista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone tried putting metal on the outside coop wall with an entrance the hens could fly up to? Predators couldn't climb the metal ?
    Would owls go in?
     
  2. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Coyotes can jump 6ft fences and owls can get in if the top is left open. I use poultry netting over the top of my run to keep out predators
     
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the pop hole is low enough for heavy breeds to fly up to it is low enough for a laundry list of predators to get in.

    The only sure way to protect the birds at night is to use a solid pop door with raccoon proof lock and I prefer the lock to be on the inside but realize that's impractical with a lot of housing set ups.
     
  4. Crista

    Crista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well thank you both. I kinda didn't think it would work either but it was worth a try. [​IMG]
     

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