How to keep raccoons out of a chicken coop
It is not always easy to farm the chicken in the city and any person
who chooses to do this; he has to be ready for this task. The
raccoons are known to be the predators of chickens and to prevent
the unwelcome visit, you should know about the easy steps to take to
keep the raccoons away.
You can use a solar predator deterrent light which is the best way
that you can make the raccoons to keep away of the chickens. The
lights are environmental friendly and they are weatherproof. The
lights are simple when it comes to be installed and they can last
for many years. They are effective method to use as deterrent. Wild
animals are not the ones that can be kept as pets in homes. These
are also not allowed to be entered in homes, attic, or any place
where the human are to move about. This is just because of the
threats and dangers which is caused by the wild animal’s presence.
You can keep safe your chickens by making sure that there is no food
source of raccoons in your place. The raccoons can be attracted even
to the faintest smell from the food and they can come near your home
to get the fallen fruit or garbage. You should keep the raccoons
away of the garbage by making sure that the garbage bins have the
lid in the place. You can find the garbage bins that have been
developed with the animal proof latches.
When you have a broken fence, it can be the easy way to the raccoons
to enter into the chicken coop. look if there are places that have
damage on the fence and ensure that you have repaired them. You
should also use the best materials for the chicken coop since the
raccoons may reach them through the mesh cloth which has wide
opening. You can use the galvanized cloth made in the mesh hardware
and the opening should not be over one square inch. The raccoons can
try to bend or to pry off the wire mesh and they can make enough
space to the squeeze inside. The chicken wires are not also the
barrier to the predators since the raccoons may tear them as tissue
papers. The chicken wires are meant to keep your chicken in but they
are not able to keep the raccoons outside. The raccoons are smart
and you should have a latch that requires at least 3 steps to open.
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