Finally finished a major step in coon-proofing my run!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mjuenem, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. mjuenem

    mjuenem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had chickens since year ago April. We lost a few as we learned. First to a cat after it just flew out of our pen one evening (been thinking about bird net - too late. Second to a hawk (we had been free ranging when we were home, but realize now that we have to be outside with them in sight). Third one about a month ago to two coons who worked together by one tearing through the bird net on top the run and scareing one our faverolles bantams into a corner while another coon pulled her through the the chain link run (not a sight you want to see). Tonight I just finished putting two electric fence wires on the run (one about 5 inches high above the top pipe on the chain link walls and one extending out horizontally about 5 inches from the same point. Sure is nice to see that green LED on the fencer blinking away... Chickens have a couple more nights being locked away in the coop though while I run hardware cloth around the bottom 2 feet of the chain link run, and also bury the same around the outside of the run walls to prevent digging.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good Job! It's always funny to see a coon ripping across the yard like it's feet are on fire and their buts catching with a bottle brush tail and a Phylis Diller hairdo! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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