DO GOPHERS, GROUNDHOGS, OR MOLES HARM CHICKENS OR EGGS?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Fawn and Fam, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Songster

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    If so what inch of hardware cloth would you need for them not to get through?
     
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  2. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Crowing

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    I don't think they do :)
     
  3. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Crowing

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    We have plenty of those animals where I live and we have no trouble.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    On the MN prairie.
    In my experience, those are all herbivores, so you should have no problem. I have read posts on here where people have said that groundhogs have gotten their chickens (or maybe it was chicks), but I've never had that happen here. Groundhogs will, however, ruin the foundations of your buildings.
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Moles are fine. Groundhogs will be happy to eat their feed and undermine building foundations.
     

  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

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    I get rid of them,because they eat up my yard.I don't plant for critters.It was a groundhog that inspired me to buy my trap.Sure glad I did.
     
  7. dvcrztb

    dvcrztb In the Brooder

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    1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth will keep out mice.
     

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