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MINKS!!! Help on constructing a predator safe coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ellisa, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Ellisa

    Ellisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be moving to a neighborhood that has a mink farm about half a block away from me.

    I've been reading they are mean vicious and can get through 1 1/2 inch diameter.

    Those who have experience with these animals, I need your advice on the best way to protect my girls.

    I want to prevent any heartache and slaughter.

    *Please tell me what you (or someone you know) has done to protect your gals.
    *Pictures would be amazing, if you are able.
    *Any advice would help

    Any help would be helpful and very appreciated!!! I want to thank you in advance for any help! Thanks!!!!
     
  2. GhislaineDel

    GhislaineDel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/2 inch hardware cloth over all vents, windows, or other openings in the coop. Same for the run too.

    The picture in my profile is of our duck coop where we built a kind of porch surrounded by hardware cloth.

    We had neglected to cover the openings in the eaves of the duck house and lost three ducks the night before Christmas Eve our first year owning them. :(
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
  3. Ellisa

    Ellisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear about your lost. How did you secure the hardware cloth? Nails?

    Thank you!
     
  4. GhislaineDel

    GhislaineDel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used washers and screws as that seemed the most secure.
     
  5. Ellisa

    Ellisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know! I'm sorry! I tried to delete one... I tried everything I could, but it wouldn't let me delete one. I asked BYC to delete one, but I'm still waiting to hear back..
     
  6. Ellisa

    Ellisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:awesome! thanks!
     

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