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What do you use to seal small holes and cracks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kirak74, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. kirak74

    kirak74 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2017
    Our coop is sealed up pretty tight but has a few areas, mostly along roof, that have small cracks and gaps. What is the best thing to fill these? Canned gap filler? Steel wool? Thanks!!
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    For cracks that I am just worried about mice coming in, I use steal wool. If its a crack that could be drafty I try to cover or seal it with wood, because I don't want to use foam and have them end up eating it.
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I assume, because you've posted in the predator forum,
    that you are concerned about predator/pest infiltration?

    How big are gaps and why do you need to fill/cover them?

    I hope 'sealed up tight' doesn't mean that you have no ventilation in coop.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2017
  4. kirak74

    kirak74 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2017
    Sealed up tight from predators. Plenty of ventilation. Just a few small gaps where I think mice or snakes MIGHT be able to get through that I want to plug up.
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  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2011
    Hardware cloth, well attached, or solid wood over all. Mary

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