Is this enough

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by scrapmom5, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have built a solid hen house with 5 inch thick walls and wire fencing on all windows that open. As for our run we are using a chicken wire that is supposedly strong enough to keep racoons out. Is this enough. Do we need to bury it...we don't have wolf, coyote, or fox in our area. We do have racoon, eagle, owl and once in the last 11 years a mountain lion. I thought about putting down coyote urine around the yard to deter the coons. The run is covered with the same supported wire.

    Are the hens safe?
     
  2. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sound like your on track. Unfortunately time will be the only answer. Chickenwire generally will keep most critters out. Good luck.
     
  3. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    where in utah do you live?
     
  4. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Near SLC
     

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