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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:45 pm 

Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:38 pm
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Location: Melbourne
Hi all,
We live in a semi rural area and foxes can be a problem here. The house we bought this year has a large pre-built and enclosed garden space and chicken coop/run. (Previous owner made it.)The entire property is rabbit proof fences on the boundaries.

The garden, coop and smaller roofed run have a (with callipers) 1.6mm heavy chicken wire mesh on about 1 meter of the lower half of them, with typical flimsy chicken wire for a meter up to the top and on the roof. I just realised one area is colourbond panels a little less than half way up and only cheap wire the rest.

Do you consider that satisfactory to keep out foxes? There's a lot of various info in what a fox can't really chew through... 1.4 mm, or 1.4 mm is only fox resistant, some recommended no less than 2mm.

We're planning to do a 2m high, roof-enclosed fenced area, with 2mm thick stainless steel welded mesh on metal framing for free ranging to protect from foxes and birds of prey. Atm, it's just flimsy plastic mesh on tall garden stakes for that space...

Is this 1.6mm heavy chicken wire actually going to stop determined foxes? Or should we replace that too? Thanks!

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