How high of a fence is needed to keep out predators?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by LocoPollo, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Songster

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    How high should a fence be to keep out predators? I don't care if the birds can get out, but I worry about critters getting in at night. I am asking because someone gave me 4 ft picket fencing that would look nice but I am not sure if it is high enough to keep foxes or other critters out.
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    a fox can jump over 6 foot,, coyotes bout the same, maybe a little more, bobcats about 10 ft. BUT 4 foot is better then none,, and will at least slow them down for a few seconds.
  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    picket fencing is pretty but not safe for your need wire or hard ware cloth that will keep a snake rat or racoons arm out of the pen also you need the top wired to keep climbing and flying predators out...Pam

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