- Apr 8, 2011
Hello everyone I was planning on building new pens in a better location and I'm going to separate the drakes from the girls because they are way too aggressive. I was wondering how I could build predator proof pens that will not require them to go into a coop at night, but inside of dog-loos or hay bales that are stacked on top of each other. I also want to do this because my ducks tend to make nests outside and then they would be able to actually sit on them. My plans were to have 1 inch chicken wire be the main part with it buried about 1 foot then have 1/4 inch hardware cloth be around the bottom buried at the same depth and about 2 feet high. The top would be covered with the chicken wire as well. I figure that this will keep out weasels, raccoons, dogs, and possums. Then I was planning on having electrical fencing about 2 feet high, then 4 feet high. There would also be solar lights surrounding the pen to keep the ducks calm and deter predators. Does this sound good enough or should I add more. Any tips would be appreciated .