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Weasels and relatives

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jjb1953, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. jjb1953

    jjb1953 Chirping

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    We are fortunate to live in an area where we have several different types of weasels and relatives.
    Some are quite small.
    What is the smallest size hole a small weasel like an ermine can get through?
     
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    jjb1953 Chirping

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    Thanks.
    When the article says small holes, how small?
    Does anyone know?
     
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    I'm not sure. I think weasels can fit through a whole 1 inch or bigger.
     
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    jjb1953 Chirping

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    Thats what I was worried about.
    :eek:/

    Will surely cover up all of my 1 " gaps.

    Thank you,

    Jen
     
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    no problem, feel free to ask me for anymore chicken questions.
     
  7. A careful reading of Happy's link suggests that any hole larger than half an inch may be to large a hole.

    Truth in posting:
    I have weasels here but not stoats or ermines. If you try to exclude one predator species and you don't consider all the other things that eat chicks, chickens and eggs, your setting your chickens up to be brunch.
     
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    jjb1953 Chirping

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    Yeah .... will be covering up all holes other than the 1/2" hardware cloth .... and I even decided to cover up most of that!
    I have been trying to consider every predator we have in our area .... which is many.
     

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