Chicken Tractor ! Keep predators from digging?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by briter30, May 19, 2011.

  1. briter30

    briter30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had my chicken tractor for a week and have read that I need to do something to keep predators from digging? Can anyone suggest an easy way to deter predators that dig?
     
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  2. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a skirt of welded wire fencing or hardware cloth around the bottom. Attach it to the bottom of the tractor and stake it down
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    Last edited: May 19, 2011
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:[​IMG] Exactly!!
     
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Now that is a chicken tractor!
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  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I agree with Cargo and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that setup!!!!
     
  6. idispatch4911

    idispatch4911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great tractor! I've worried about the same thing having dogs and new chickens. I'll have to do this also!
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Hey Cargo, do they fold up so that you can move it or do they set on top of the wire?
     
  8. sirhc76

    sirhc76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Almost finished with mine today, needs paint and trim.

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    Ive found that this works well to prevent/deter digging predators [​IMG]

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  9. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup--keeps the predators from digging/bothering my chickens as well. [​IMG]
     

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