Rats & Squirrels???

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

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2007
    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 Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    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.

  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    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

    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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