- Apr 28, 2013
Can someone help with some ideas I can't seem to coon proof my girls.. at least I think it is coons
Yep, that about covers it. Use 1/2" hardware cloth over any openings. If they have access to a run at night it'll have to be proofed, too. That means a solid floor or buried hardware cloth. Chicken wire in these situations won't stop a coon. Lock any doors - I use carabiners generally but also proper locks.This is what I do. At night, mine are in a solid coop. It's put together with wood screws, so wood can't be pulled off.
The latches and hinges are also attached with wood screws, so they can't be pulled off. You want latches that are not easy for a coon to manipulate and open up.
I have 1/2" hardware cloth over all the windows and vents, attached with wood screws and washers. The pop hole door on the coop is only open during daylight hours. During the day, coons aren't an issue here. So for me, having them in a secure coop at night takes care of any coon issues.