Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 5peeps, May 13, 2008.

  1. 5peeps

    5peeps Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Winterset Iowa
    I am making a raised coop and I have read a couple of posts that talk about raccoons getting though the floor of there coops . I have raccoons in my hood .I used 1/2 inch plywood and have vinyl flooring with 2x4 screwed across it every 16 inches (coop is 4ftx4ft) the bottom will also be part of the run . Do you think this is ok or should I do more .
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Are you putting anything around the bottom on the outside to keep things out?
    Last edited: May 13, 2008
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If the floor isn't wire, I doubt the coon will get though it. Often raised coops have wired floors and a coon can tear though thinner wire no problem. Chicken wire to a coon is nothing. A coon out here leanred how to open latches too... he's gone now.

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