Does this sound safe??????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mrpekinduck, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    Ok so my ducks have been living in an 8' by 11' wire run with a rubbermaid shed for shelter. The run has a wire floor covered with about three inches of dirt. now i want to sink a 6' diameter plastic pond into the ground but wasnt sure if it would still be safe for the ducks if i cut a hole in the wire. The pond would be in the middle of the run so there would be 1' of space on two sides and 2.5' of space on the front and back sides. I just didnt know if anything could a foot in and squeeze between the wire and the tub to get to my ducks. Sorry its so confusing I just dont have any pictures and I wanted to make sure I was specific. Thanks and please post.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    So you're saying an animal would have to tunnel a minimum of 1 ft and as far as 2.5 ft. to get up under/through the wire to the inside of the run??? I can't see anything in MY area doing that except moles, and they pose no threat (to ducks/chickens, etc.). IMO your ducks would still be quite safe.
     
  3. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    thanks I just wasn't sure about foxes and raccoons if the could get in.
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    A raccoon will generally climb up and over a fence, or tear through a corner area where the wire is loose. A fox will climb or dig; however, I can't see one "tunneling." They'd dig at the fenceline...maybe getting to the point where they could stick their nose up against the wire on the other side - but I can't see them actually "tunneling" after discovering the wire floor...
     

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