holes in coop wall

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by laurendz12, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. laurendz12

    laurendz12 Hatching

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    i cant tell if this hole is created by my chickens or what. any ideas?! either way do i need to worry about it/close it up? 20190417_212415.jpg
     
  2. I would definately cover that. Rodents (rats) will chew thru wood to get to food. Once the hole is there it can be used by a weasel who will kill every chicken you have in one night.
    You might want to consider using hardware cloth around your coop perimiter.
     
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  3. mowin

    mowin Songster

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    Definitely looks like rats. Definitely cover the hole up, and as mentioned, add a HC skirt around the coop and run.
     
  4. laurendz12

    laurendz12 Hatching

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    will do this summer. ill patch it until then. its my old shed i converted so its covered the side and fron with the run but not the other side/back.
     

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