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Something tried to dig under the coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ravishaw, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Songster

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    I came out this morning to a little whole under my coop door.

    I think my design thwarted it. I placed landscape fabric, 2 layers of chicken wire, gravel, and sand plus a littering of my build scraps (bent nails and jagged bits of steel) under the chicken coop (around the edges) to deter things from digging in. I can imagine something digging, finding all the reinforcements and getting discouraged.
     

  2. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Songster

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    Is the wire buried?
     
  3. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Songster

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    well on the exposed exterior I have hardware fabric screwed into the outside of the coop. On the inside, under sand and rock I have 2 layers of chicken wire and hardware fabric.
     
  4. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    That should thwart just about anything except a bear, I would think- are you going to try to trap whatever did it?
     

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