Rats & Squirrels???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickenscratch, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    I used 2"x 4" fencing for my coop. I think rats and squirrels can squeeze through. My only worry would be that they may eat some of the food. Anything else to worry about. I imagine a rat or squirrel wouldn't have a chance against 4 adult hens. Right?
     
  2. khable

    khable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2x3 fencing and a squirrel got in the other day to eat their food.

    It really minded its own buisness grabbing a few bites to eat before running off again while the girls stood in the corner screaming at it.

    It was actually kinda funny... no harm no foul that day.

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  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2x4 wire, with chicken wire around the bottom too, and lots of squirrels. So far I haven't seen any go in though. I think their a little scared of all those beaks on the other side!
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I had this pesky squirrel eat with the chickens in the pen... Then I caught some rats going though 2 in chicken wire at night... Shot that one from the back of a SUV! Stupid rat, skimmed it twice before getting it on the third shot too.
     

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