Modification of environment : Make the property less attractive by removing potential den sites and/or food and water sources. Tie down garbage cans or purchase lids that are tight fitting. Remove any uneaten, leftover animal feed or any spilled and water sources at night. Keep yard clean and minimize potential hiding spots.
Move birds into a secure, indoor enclosure from the evening until the morning. Ensure that any latches require two steps to unlatch, as raccoons are extremely good at getting into things due to their very dextrous hands. Locking doors at night would also work. :
Eliminate entry points into bird enclosure : Raccoons can fit through surprisingly small spaces--anything larger than 3 inches (8 cm) needs to be sealed off with securely fastened hardware cloth
Fencing material : Hardware cloth fencing that is at least 1/2 in (1.27 cm) x 1/2 in (1.27 cm) and at least 16 gauge. Raccoons will chew through or pull apart any fencing wire that is of lower quality, such as poultry wire.
Hot wire fencing : With an existing fence: Use a pulsating high voltage, low amperage fence charger. Install a single electrified strand of wire 8 in (20.3 cm) above the ground and about 8 in (20.3 cm) out from the base of the fence. If no other fence is present
Eliminate tree limbs : Since raccoons are fantastic climbers, remove any tree limbs that are overhanging the poultry enclosure or that may allow them access to an attic or other shelter. Another option is to wrap electrified wire around the trunk of trees, using an electrical shock system.
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