Snakes, mice and other small predators

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kay56, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Kay56

    Kay56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I put 1/2 inch hardware cloth under, over and around my run and coop as well as every imaginable opening will that be able to keep out snakes and mice??
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    1/4 inch would be better, young mice are tiny... and adventurous.

    I have 1/4 inch and still accidentally carried in a pine snake once.

    i'd post pictures but can't find them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
  3. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 cats that keeps stuff awhay from my coop like mice, rats, other cats. to get a barn cat that won"t kill you chickens or hurt them is to raise your cat by the chickens when there a kittien. my family has 2 cats what help use with keeping thing awhay from are coop.
     
  4. Kay56

    Kay56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...looks like i may be replacing my 1/2 inch. Thanks!
     
  5. Kay56

    Kay56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an indoor cat, but the neighbors have several that "visit" on a regular basis...perhaps they would be of help. Thanks!
     
  6. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make shure that when your cat brings you back the dead mouse or what ever to give it a treat and to praise it !!!!!!!
     
  7. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

  8. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with the barn cat :)
     

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