1. Iowa Farm Boy

    Iowa Farm Boy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planning on making a coop in my old corn crib, the space that i am working with has an open top. So if you were in the attic of the corn crib you could go straight down to the coop. Do you think predators like coons or opossums would try to get down to the coop? If so what should I use to cover it? There are also beams up there to build on.

    Also there are slots on the sides of the coop. Do I need to cover those? Would paneling work if I did cover them?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yes! They can fit thru 2-4" gap depending on adult or baby.

    1/2" hardware cloth, keeps just about everything out. Paneling would work, but you need ventilation too.
     
  3. Iowa Farm Boy

    Iowa Farm Boy Out Of The Brooder

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    The beams are every 5 or so feet, so if a coon jumped down on the hardware cloth would it break?
     

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