Predator proofing question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by littleduckfl, May 12, 2010.

  1. littleduckfl

    littleduckfl In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2010
    I'm finally putting up a pen for the duckie. I read on the University of Florida website, to snake proof anything, that I should bury 1/4" hardware cloth, 6" into the ground at a 20 degree angle. Would making the whole bottom of the pen achieve the same result? I'm going to cover this with a shower pan liner and put rock that looks like mulch on top of that or I might do crushed shells because of the crushed oyster. The snakes I want to keep out, are mostly water moccasins and rat snakes.
  2. chikky

    chikky Songster

    Jun 13, 2009
    Glenmont, Ohio
    Yes, going clear around the bottom serves the same purpose. You're trying to get the wire so that snakes can't come in underneath. Sounds like it would work to me. Same tactic for coons. Good luck.

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