Floor for tractor?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by flagguy, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. flagguy

    flagguy Hatching

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    I'll be getting my first chicks soon and putting them into a tractor when big enough. I live in an area with skunks, raccoons and foxes and worry about something digging under the side of a floorless tractor. Is this something I should worry about, and if so, is there any problem with building my tractor with a chicken wire floor?
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Ours, spend the night in a shed with a concrete floor and go in the tractor dawn to dusk.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    As long as they have a closed house for nighttime a 12 inch apron of welded wire/hardware cloth around the exterior perimeter of your tractor should be a sufficient deterrent for digging predators. You can stake it to the ground with tent pegs. I have a tractor with that set-up and have never had anything try to dig under. My birds are locked in their coop area at night. Inside their coop is floored with linoleum covered in shavings.
     
  4. SOchick

    SOchick Songster

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    My tractor has a wire mesh floor, it helps keep stuff out, and keeps the chickens from tearing up the grass.
     

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