Do racoons dig?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by farmerbrownsdaughter, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. farmerbrownsdaughter

    farmerbrownsdaughter Out Of The Brooder

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    Im beefing up my coop due to a horible attack and although I fixed the problem i am now wondering if the racoons can dig under my fence?
     
  2. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they can dig but are more prone to climbing. If you can, what I would do would be to take about 6" on the bottom of your fence and curve it out at a 90 degree angle. If you bury this part just below the surface it will stop them. They like to dig right next to the fence line.
     
  3. farmerbrownsdaughter

    farmerbrownsdaughter Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I will!
     
  4. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    or u could just put poultry wire on the bottom
     

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