Flying predators

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jrudolph305, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On our last run we put bird netting over the top and it worked fine. However where we live now we get a lot of ice storms and I have had bird netting come down around our garden. So I don't want to keep repairing the netting after storms. With that in mind has anyone ever taken nylon twine and string it every 4" across the top to keep hawks out? Can they get thru a 4" gap? Or is this a dumb idea?
     
  2. centrarchid

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    Idea is sound but will not be pretty.
     
  3. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks centrarchid. I'm hoping to find some colored--green or tan--so it will blend in better. If not I'll have to go with the white. I'm also hoping that it won't look to bad because it will be very linear. I just picked 4" but now wondering if hawks etc can get thru if strung 6" apart or how far apart in your opinion?
     
  4. centrarchid

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    Hawk will be able to get through but will not be wanting to do it on a regular basis. The 4" gap I would use first.
     

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