please give me ideas to improve my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by coffeychicks, Oct 22, 2014.

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  1. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For 4 years my red neck coop worked great had no losses. Well unusual amount of rain caused flooding and a fox got 18 of my birds so we are constructing a new coop on high ground. Please give me any advice for making my birds safe. [​IMG]

    This is in the house part. With pipe feeder nest box and roost. Covered in tin. Sides are completely secured

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    The open top is 8 foot tall and completely covered in bird netting. For protection from hawks

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    Sides are fenced with galvanized welded fence
    And bird netting to stop snakes

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    Gravity fed water nipples on 5 gallon bucket

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    And chain link gate. Any ideas welcomed.
     
  2. Sustained

    Sustained Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you have in place for critters that dig?
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a good start. Do you have buried woven wire or hardware cloth to prevent digging predators? I'd also add hardware cloth at least two to three feet up to keep snakes, weasels, and rats out better. Bird netting works for birds, not mammals, so I hope your coop is roofed and really predator proof. My run is daytime safe, but the birds are locked in their very safe coop every night. Overbuilding pays off! Mary
     
  4. the43k

    the43k Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't sell these, but I think they are great.

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