my quail pen tht i just finished building was torn apart and quail r gone. what do u think did it? p

Discussion in 'Quail' started by travisman1994, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. travisman1994

    travisman1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just finished building my quail pen with my dad 2 days ago and i let the quail in it. Checked in it this morning at 10am and they were fine than my dad checked them at 5pm and the quail were gone and my pen is messed up. I dont know what it was but i do know that my neighbors have a evil dog that keeps getting under our fence and tore up my raspberry plant shreded leaves and the root ball. I guess it could have done similar damage except the back section is a weird hole. I have also seen foxes in our neighborhood. [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. travisman1994

    travisman1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also what should i do instead. Any other wire thats mot too expensive and is stronger that can take that
     
  3. azer

    azer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww sorry to hear what happend.. I put my quails in pens raised so no predetor can get to then...
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Depends on where you live. Raccoon or badger.
     
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    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. travisman1994

    travisman1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    So any idea how i should fix it that isnt very expensive?
     
  7. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Put strips of plywood around it about a foot high.
     
  8. travisman1994

    travisman1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Dont coons climb though. Cant they just climb up and over that and rip a hole to get in. Do you have photos demonstrating what u mean by strips of plywood a food high.?
     
  9. travisman1994

    travisman1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    My run is 6ft tall 4ft wide and 12 ft long [​IMG]
     
  10. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    eventually a racoon might climb up and tear through the wire but you have to understand that when he tore that hole before he had all the leverage of his weight spread across 4 legs. When he is hanging fromt he wire he wouldn't be able to apply half that force.

    I don't have a picture. It's just a plywood border around the bottom edge. You could use metal roofing or anything that comes in a flat sheet and can be cut.

    My cages have plywood around the edges and 1/2"x1/2" hardware cloth running 2 ft. above that. However you said something cheap and hardware cloth is not cheap.
     

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