Genius ways to keep cows out!?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Unicornlife3316, May 20, 2019.

  1. Unicornlife3316

    Unicornlife3316 Songster

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    My cows love to go in to the chicken coop, knock their water around and their feed.

    I mean I guess it’s fair since I turned their loafing shed in to my coop LOL but still.. they need to stay out!

    Any ideas? I’m thinking a bar hung from the top where I can move it easily but they won’t realize they can. Thoughts?
     

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  2. Rig up a system that only allows the gate to open 8 inches.
    That opening will only allow chicken size critters.
     
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  3. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Pop door in the bottom of that door.
     
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  4. Rammy

    Rammy Crowing

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    Hotwire.
     
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  5. Unicornlife3316

    Unicornlife3316 Songster

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    I don’t want to cut the fence in the pen. We have a lot of predators, this has so far kept them from getting in, I lost 3 guineas to a bobcat last year that managed to get his paws in.
     
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  6. Unicornlife3316

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    I have a 3 yr old that is regularly at the coop with me, not safe for her.
     
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  7. Unicornlife3316

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    That’s not a bad idea.. will look at how to do that
     
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  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller

    use a chain with a lenght of heavy PVC slid on it enough to leave a gap of about a foot... Each end of the chain has a clip on it for the chainlink. This holds the door open for chicken access and shut enough to keep Cowsies out...

    Id use at least two inch diameter 4o Gauge PVC pipe... run the chain all the way through and fasten it each end.... With wire or Zip ties so it doesnt slip off when you open the gate for access.

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  9. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    I meant a pop door you could shut at night but I'm liking perchie.girl's idea as well.
     
  10. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller

    @Unicornlife3316 I wanted to tell you your setup is very much like mine.... All Dog kennel panels. Good for chickens.... But disaster for goats.... Little reprobates.

    When i move back home and restart my flock those panels are going to get a half wall of ply wood like yours.... I dont have a barn so I will be doing a tin roof....

    I too hate to cut the panels but it can be done for pop doors if you need some instructions.

    deb
     

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