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

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

  1. mjuenem

    mjuenem Chirping

    Aug 8, 2010
    Putnam Co.
    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

  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    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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