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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jacobnish15742, May 14, 2016.

  1. jacobnish15742

    jacobnish15742 New Egg

    May 14, 2016
    I have a wild fox living in my behind my shed so what do I do because the love being out side so I have to watch for that fox and hawks bit there going outside into a chicken coup and I want none of them dead [​IMG]
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    You need to make the coop fox and hawk proof is all. Think dig proof apron and 2x4 welded wire 14 gauge. Fox can't chew through 14 gauge, with a cover on the run, actual roof or 2x4 welded wire no hawk is getting in. To dig proof take said welded wire and cut lenghts 18-24 inches wide to lay flat from run wall out. Ether stake it and let grass grow or lift sod and lay under it. Ta Da! Fox and hawk proof run. It will also be effective for raccoon, neighbors dogs, coyote, fisher cat, skunks.....long list of things that like chicken.
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    To keep out the No.1 predator - raccoons, you need a smaller mesh size - like 1/2" hardware cloth so raccoons cannot reach through and bite off any body part they can reach. You can have the hardware cloth backing your fence wire and running from ground up 18"-24" to protect from grabby raccoons
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best

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