Tunneling critters

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chimama26, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. chimama26

    chimama26 New Egg

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    Will this keep critters from tunneling into my coop? I am debating this vs putting a few layers of chicken wire down on the floor of the run covered by some dirt...

    Opinion?

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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    It should help. What is digging under?
     
  3. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should help, I also laid down hardware cloth on the ground that spanned twelve inches along the coop and run and covered it with dirt... in the sub flooring of my coop I stappled in hardware cloth and put the flooring on top. do you have an idea of what was trying to dig in?
     
  4. chimama26

    chimama26 New Egg

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    Well nothing yet lol. I'm still building it but don't want any critters getting in!
     
  5. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only question I have is are you leaving those concrete blocks over the edge of the hardware cloth like that? If so, that kind of defeats the purpose of the hardware cloth apron, as critters would start digging at the edge of the blocks and just tunnel right under the wire. You really want the wire to extend past the blocks (so they'd start digging at edge of block, hit the wire, and not go further), or simply not have the blocks there at all (so they'd start digging against edge of the run/coop, hit the wire, etc).

    Also how wide is the apron? It looks like it's not a very wide apron and you'll get better results if you can cover closer to around 18-24".
     

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