What are scrubbies? Do they have another name?
Is that like a scrubbing pad? I don't know why it would be harmful to chickens but why not just use another board to cover the gap or even some sheet metal?
Not the best choice to fill gaps...tho they can be good at deterring small rodents.
I wouldn't put them were a chicken could get at them,
they like to pick at stuff and could ingest some.
1/2" hardware cloth would be better.
Pics and more info about there gaps would definitely help here.
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I bought some of those and mine are actually plastic coated with a tiny bit of copper which peels off into tiny little jagged wires. I’m hyper vigilant about not getting those into the compost bucket, they look like a horrible thing for a bird to eat! They used to be real copper and were really good scrubbers. I wouldn’t use them anywhere near my chickens! I hope you find a solution, like hardware cloth. Good luck!
The gaps are near the base of the coop. I will post photos, hopefully tomorrow. I am hoping to deter rodents and weasels from getting into the coop. I read somewhere that these type of pads were good for this purpose. I am not sure if there are good attachment sites for using hardware cloth.
It might deter rodents but sure doesn't seem very secure if you're facing a determined weasel. Why can't the gaps be covered by wood or by wire mesh that's secured in place? Photos of gaps you're trying to cover?