igg at igg.com
Sat Dec 22 22:28:01 EST 2001
>In a pastured poultry setup the poultry is kept inside of
>cages that are moved every day. Weasels cannot gain access
>unless the cages are not built and managed properly.
>Perhaps you are thinking of "free range" poultry.
>Ark Valley Farms
Actually, I think most pastured cages are made of chicken wire, not
rat wire. A medium sized weasel will easily penetrate the wire mesh
on a typical chicken tractor.
Some people get around this by running a hotwire around the portable
cage, but, boy, what a hassle that can be! (adding a battery and a
I suspect, however, that weasels don't travel too far into pastures.
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