Is it bad if squirrels get in the coop?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by silkie7777, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. silkie7777

    silkie7777 Out Of The Brooder

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    From time to time I get squirrels in my outdoor coop, I can't figure out where they are getting in through the hardware cloth. Can chickens and squirrels get along?
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the squirrels they can eat up your chicken feed and bring in fleas. What I would be more worried about is the fact that if a squirrel can get in so can a opossum, raccoon, or rat. They will kill your chickens and can squeeze in tight places like a rat. What size is your hardware cloth?
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the above post, if squirrels can get in so can other predators.
     
  4. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't think they would last that long in the coop...this one is living on borrowed time by messing with their scratch pile:

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  5. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Love your flock!
     
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