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fencing to keep out predators out

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by supermommy, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. supermommy

    supermommy Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    central ny
    Whats the best type of fencing to use? We have cayotte's, fox's, racoons etc..No REALLY big animals [​IMG] Or any other idea's on keeping them out would be so greatful as well!

  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Use hardware cloth. Bury it a few inches in the ground to keep predators from getting underneath it.
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Bury chicken wire around the perimeter of the coop to keep critters from digging under the fence. An electric fence turned on at night is a good idea too. Place big rocks around the perimeter also.
  4. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    Depending on what size area you are trying to protect. Around my coop/run I put chicken wire skirt to the outside and then tin down about 10" into the ground then buried both. If you are trying to protect a large area I would use good field fence and then put electric fence on the outside. I use 6" stand off insulators and I put 1 row about
    4-6" above ground (just enough to get weedeater under) and another about 12-14".

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