Stop predators tunneling under the coop walls

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jimwaltman, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. jimwaltman

    jimwaltman In the Brooder

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    Coop is pretty well protected except at the bottom of the walls. What can i do to keep animals from digging under bottom of walls?

    Thanks
     
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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  3. A.M. Eggs

    A.M. Eggs Songster

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    I have wire that goes down about 1' all around my coop and pen. This has prevented many possible deaths for me. Be sure to use thick wire and make sure it is not easy to break or be pushed over.
     
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  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    8000 volt Hot wire box from tractor supply...... $49
    Package of isolators to hold the wire.................$12
    A spool of Aluminum wire.............................$17.99

    The sound of an electrocuted predator
    in the middle of the night while you
    are trying to relax...................................PRICELESS

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  5. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    I solved that problem with concrete floors.
    On my main coop I also went up with two courses of concrete blocks.
    mice and rats can still get in through an open pop door.. but generally most other pests don't visit during the day..
    but my Maremma LGD take care of all the rest of the pests. I haven't lost a bird in over 8 years to a land animal.. occasionally an eagle might visit, but even the hawks are leary of swooping down as long as they can see the dogs..
    my birds roam all over 5 unfenced acres..
    however, the ones brave enough to go into the woods, might not come back out..
    ......jiminwisc....
     
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  6. jimwaltman

    jimwaltman In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. We have varmits galore in the country. Will use an apron approach.

    Thanks again
     

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