I Need Protection for a Cage

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by AliciaOrpington, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. AliciaOrpington

    AliciaOrpington In the Brooder

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    Okay, we have a rabbit cage at our farm and five chicks lived in there. A raccoon got in because part of the roof was broken and got the chicks. Afterwards, I hammered the broken roof. Any tips on how to use more protection for a cage like this?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    Sorry for your Loss. You have to always, with any cage/coop/set-up stand back and look to see if there is any way a predator can get in to them. Rabbit cages or any wire cage----the bottom has to be protected so something can not get under it and get a hold on their feet and pull them down to the wire. Have to make sure the sides are where no chick/chickens roost nest to the wire where a animal can reach through and pull them to the wire to kill them. Good Luck!
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    I have a a row of Dumor rabbit cages that are set on 55-gallon barrels that difficult for raccoons to jump up on. Hotwire is then used to keep raccoons from approaching area where barrels are located. In a pinch I can affix hotwire to the rabbit cages although the cages must be grounded for that to work.
     
  4. AliciaOrpington

    AliciaOrpington In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the suggestions. By the way, we moved the cage into one of our chicken pens.
     
  5. jane s chickens

    jane s chickens Crowing

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    I have hardware cloth on 3 sides & bottom, wood on front, & tin on top
     
  6. jane s chickens

    jane s chickens Crowing

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    That's a good idea. Our rabbit lives in a dog crate inside our chicken pen.
     

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