If my 8' x 7' coop is on concrete pavers as its flooring, do I still need to dig a hardware cloth ap

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wahmommy, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have raccoons and coyotes where I live...
     
  2. jester8484

    jester8484 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes. I have hasps and comonation locks on my doors, windows and egg doors cause racoons are pretty crafty. i'd bet they could dig under and push a paver. ( average 12x12x1 size).

    my $0.02
     
  3. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would think the weight of the coop would hold down the pavers to prevent them from being lifted up or dug out. However, over protection is much easier than dealing with the clean up after a raccoon massacres a flock.
     
  5. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am actually worried about them digging under and pushing up one of the pavers that the coop is not sitting on...
     
  6. jester8484

    jester8484 Out Of The Brooder

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    in that case then yes absolutly dig down a foot or so and bury the hardware cloth.
     

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