Need to Make pred proof fence

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mooSa, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. mooSa

    mooSa Songster

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    Ok, I am closing an area with fence to keep out all predators. My questions are...

    1- What amount of height for the fence will keep predators out?

    2- Can hens fly over the fence?

    3- If i borrow the fence 15 cm under the ground, will it keeps predators from entering below?

    4- Is razor wire necessary on the top of the fence for protection?
     
  2. Boondachs

    Boondachs Songster

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    OK, I'' give this my best shot :

    1. Totally covered, most can climb any height if determined and dont forget bout the preditory birds.

    2.yes. unless its, oh say 6 feet or better.

    3.mmmmm think 15 cm is too little, I'd double that depth.

    4. for climbimg preditors, a "climbproof" section is the best deterent. ex: smooth section
     
  3. Zuesdude

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    OH
    I build my with a stronge (L) shape wire two inches wide at the bottom of my run. An animal will dig close to the wall not back a foot where the wire ends

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  4. mooSa

    mooSa Songster

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    hmm ok, but you dont think the razor wire will keep them from climbing? and even if they attempt it will spike them no?
     
  5. Boondachs

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    i wouldnt bother with razor wire at all. again, you will need to put a roof on it to protect from hawks and such, this will also stop climbers.
     
  6. mooSa

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    heh, its about 2 acres im closing, i can just roof 2 acres unless i make a cage. Theyl have area with roofing for shade and protection for flying predators. So you think the wire is useless? I mean when they sleep it will be completely sealed.
     
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  7. Boondachs

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    yeah, in that case, "freeranging" should be fine during the day. Not to many preds out in daylight...except dogs and cats.

    but to refer to you post tittle. if it doesnt have a roof, its not predator proof.
     
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  8. mooSa

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    ok, thanks
     
  9. RendonRoo

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    I would use electric wire instead of razor wire. I can see me getting cut up more than predators. LOL. We have hawks here but i never saw any land around my property until i got chickens. Now it's not unusual to come home and find a hawk perched on top of my covered run. A good rooster will keep an eye out for hawks and hopefully get the hens to safety. But don't count on it. Good Luck
     

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