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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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