Does anyone know what is making this hole under the coop?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by urban-chick-mom, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. urban-chick-mom

    urban-chick-mom Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2011
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Something is digging a hole under the coop. It is happening during the night. I can put a garden stick through the hole as far as it will go. Seems to be a tunnel. The coop is sitting on a 2 inch piece of Styrofoam insulation and the coop has hard wire cloth attached to the bottom so nothing can get in the coop. I am just curious what it is. I am posting a picture to help.
  2. IowaHeritage

    IowaHeritage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2011
    Western Iowa
    Looks like a RAT hole to me.

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    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  3. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Rat, mole, vole, gopher, mouse, chipmunk, any on these could and would have dug the hole looking for a dry winter home. Hence the rule to bury wire around the coop.

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