Help me predator proof!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by emsbems36, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. emsbems36

    emsbems36 New Egg

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    I have a pre-existing area where I hope to put my future pet ducks. It is surrounded by an 11' trellis fence, but has no roof and does not go deep into the ground. I would hate for a raccoon to get to them! How do I go about "predator-proofing" the area and keeping the ducks safe??
     
  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all depends on what types of predators you have in your area.We have a lot here in my area but our biggest threat is hawks and eagles.I personally put chicken wire all across the top of my run so daytime dive-bomb attacks are futile [​IMG] As for night time or dusk predators I have them locked in their duck hut by dark.If you could show a pic of your set-up it would help people to see where it falls short for what your predators would most likely be..
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    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011
  3. emsbems36

    emsbems36 New Egg

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    thats the little door - with a relatively simple latch.

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    view from inside

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    view from outside

    I realize it needs quite a bit of cleaning up, so don't worry!

    I live in a very small, suburban town in the California bay area. My main concern is raccoons and hawks, as I had one snatch a bunny a few years ago.
     

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