Fox proofing dilemma- please help!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DancingWthDucks, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    Ive got a bit of a dilemma....

    I'm currently being lett a corner of a field, which is about half a mile away from my house and I'm planning on keeping some ducks there. The only problem is that the is a major fox problem in my area and I've been told that they especially like ducks- in fact a friend who lives just a couple of houses away from this scrap of land lost 50 ducks in just one night. The main problem is that the area is backed by an 8 foot wall which although is tall on one side, on the other it is only about 2 foot tall- which obviously is just providing an easy meal for the fox.

    The best option at the moment seems to be a walk in run which, I have found at quite a reasonable price on eBay which also comes with an anti digg mesh skirting. My concern is that the fox would still be able to digg in, because I wouldn't be able to check on them anymore often than once a day. Would I have to dig it under or would it be okay to just pegg it down.

    Any suggestions would be really appriciated
     
  2. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd dig it under about 2'. That's what I did for coyotes in my neck of the woods and haven't had a problem. I had evidence of a couple attempts but they gave up after about 1'.
     

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