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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Miss Lydia, Mar 17, 2018.
Secured down over top?
Yes, it works well for raptors.
I have been using deer netting with success against Great-horned Owls and Coopers Hawks. My runs are relatively small as either 10' by 10' or 10' by 30' and the material is relatively cheap so I have even taken to doubling it up. Mode of action is as much repellent as a physical barrier. Problem some critters get hung it relatively easy. In last year I have had to disentangle a large Black Rat Snake three times and a Coopers Hawk once. The latter I think would not have been entangled if netting presented a flat barrier rather than with folds it had. The snakes getting into it will likely be a problem regardless of how the netting is stretched.
Bird netting is to flimsy.
Bird netting works for me. I'm sure if you had a smart determined raptor they would get through beings it's flimsy but I haven't yet.
I bought mine either Lowe's or Home Depot, think it was Lowe's. 7'x100' for $20. Cut it in half and attached it lengthwise with zip ties to cover a 13'x49'run.
Awesome thank you all I am going to put this on the duck forum
C, are the critters getting stuck in it because you doubled it up? Maybe a single layer, stretched better, would be safer.
Snakes will get through anything with small enough openings.
It appears to me a single layer will also entangle snakes. They push head through a hole and keep going through till body stretches opening stopping forward movement, then scales get hung when snake tries to back out catching snake. I have real problem in pond setting where water snakes and their kin get hung up as well.
I have had snakes get caught in it had to cut them loose. I wonder if plastic fencing would work just as well just have to make sure it was attached good.
Plastic fencing like used at construction sites will stop raptors but I am unable to see through it from a distance at night when using a spotlight.
Up here in the frozen north, snakes haven't been large enough or motivated enough to try the chicken wire I used to have over the run.
Last summer I had to rescue a young garter snake who was living under a corner of the coop, and move it on outside.