How to keep predators out of rolling or tractor pens - especially skunks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by missashley09, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. missashley09

    missashley09 Hatching

    Sep 18, 2014
    How would you keep predators out of rolling pens? We are about to start constructing pens for pasture raised turkeys (rolling pens) and we have a large skunk population. We were wondering what other breeders do? Any help or advice would be great.
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Songster

    I would not put a bottom on the whole thing because turkey do not like to scratch metal. Make an apron on it that does not go into the ground. Make sure all openings are small, too small to put itty little fists through. Make sure they can not rip anything open, or climb into it.
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Show a picture of the rolling pens.

    For me, hotwire has been very effective for stopping skunks but the pen design might determine of easy such works. My preferred approach otherwise is a dog roam outside pens to deny skunk opportunity to get into pens.
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