Predators in privacy fenced yard

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Boilerja, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Boilerja

    Boilerja Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to figure out what type of coop to build for my 4 pullets. I have a fenced in backyard (privacy) and I think I should mainly be concerned with night time predators such as possums and racoons. Should i be concerned about predators being able to dig under a chicken tractor if im only thinking of racoons and possums?
     
  2. Boilerja

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    Also forgot to add, they will free range supervised and there will be a roof on my tractor or coop, so I am not so concerned with hawks.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yes. Weasels could also be an issue, 1/2" x 1/2" hardware cloth on all openings of coop. A tractor is probably not going to be very safe for 24/7 protection.
     
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  4. Boilerja

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    Ok. Thanks. I'm thinking that allowing them out in backyard during day will work well.
     

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