Coyote Rollers?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Drgnluver, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Drgnluver

    Drgnluver Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone tried these? They are roller that attach to the top of the fence. Here is the link to the website.

    http://www.coyoteroller.com/home

    Do you think it would actually work on a fence that is 6ft to keep the pests out?

    Cindy
     
  2. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wood or chainlink? if wood the only thing jumping over it would be a cat. I would think it would work for them since the have to land on the top of the fence for a second.
     
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    Very creative, wonder if it works?!
     
  4. Drgnluver

    Drgnluver Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:We are thinking about a wood privacy fence if the property we buy doesn't already have one installed and the poultry guy at the Co-Op ext office said the area we are looking to move to has an abundance of coyote and fox among other things and was just trying to come up with ways that would help predator proof our yard and ran across this website.

    Cindy
     
  5. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6ft wood around mine. be sure you fill any holes under it. if you really want to be safe dig under where your fence is going and fill it with stone so nothing can dig under it. after that there is only a few things that can get in. Birds(of prey), squirrels and cats (they will have to land on the top edge for a second to make it over. I just lost one to a hawk today. The fence will keep you safe from most but not all.

    good luck
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Couldn't find pricing, do you know how much they sell for?
     
  7. Drgnluver

    Drgnluver Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No I don't know how much they are, it probably depends on the length you need, one good thing I saw is that the rollers can be cut to a different size if you need them to fit a small area.

    Cindy
     
  8. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I suspect that snow and ice would be an issue to that gizmo, but it still is interesting for sure. Maybe if you broom it off, as long as the yard is not huge, or if you don't get snow there.

    I have to wonder about the price, and if you could have a handyman make something that would work. If your not nearby the shipping on such a thing would be huge.
     
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
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    You might be on to something there April...I bet the general rolling idea could be used with pieces of pvc pipe threaded through a cable...likely a lot cheaper!!!! I'm sure the handymen and women on this forum could come up with some great make at home ideas. I do think the rolling would be a deterent to climbing, course the flying predators won't mind it and a great jumper wouldnt notice it, but it would keep the climbers out I think. Great idea [​IMG]
     
  10. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rollers and floppy-top fences can work, but only if the predators step up and hang onto the top of the fence to go across.

    It's important to understand that a low fence with a roller on top will *NOT* deterr a dog or coyote. Even if they leap up onto the top of the fence as they leap across. True, they will likely fall, but they will fall into the pasture, not away from it. Only if the fence is high and the coyote or dog is essentially leaping high and attempting to drag themselves over the fence can this work.

    If you notice on the video at the web page he has the rollers on top of a 6' fence, and has the dog come on slow and attempt to leap up onto the fence. That's because this is the only way the unit can work and block a canine. If the fence was lower, the dog would leap over it. Either cleanly leap over it, or leap up and over. As well if the dog make a good running leap at that 6' fence, it would have a fair shot of still getting over it from inertia.

    Climbing animals like coons and such generally have no trouble climbing over obsticals like this as they are stable on their hind legs, and work their way over.

    Devices like this must be clean, dry, well lubricated and in good shape to function. Anything that lets them bind defeats them. Be it dirt, rust, snow, ice, dirt, branches, etc.
     

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