How to make a fence around the pool to deter guinea hens?

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 25, 2019

    Is pool inground or above ground?

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on May 25, 2019

    metal fence posts and wire fencing you'll need top on it so they cannot fly over fence. or clip their wings main flight feathers so they cannot get over it. why don't you want them in water? is it a large pool they could drown? Need more info. about situation maybe could help more

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    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on May 28, 2019

      they can fly up to 20ft in air so here's fencing tips...The trick to a fence is not to have a landing platform on the top. Make sure your fence has no where that can easily be landed on. A loose fence will actually hold them back better than a tight fence. Most birds will fly to the top, perch, and fly down. If it's just fly over they are less likely to try it. If there isn't a good reason to go over such as too little food on their side or something scaring them they usually won't bother(get a motion sensor sprinkler head to activate when they come over). . If they do decide to go over it a fence can be extended with cat fencing (which will also keep cats out) quite cheaply. The feral cat society has some good instructions for a diy version http://www.feralcat.com/fence.html . Really all you do is extend the fence with cheap plastic or fiberglass rods (I can get 5' fiberglass ones for about $.20 at the feedstore) and attach a light weight mesh to it. Poultry netting, light hardware cloth, baseball netting, etc... Lean it in slightly so it looks even more intimidating because they have to fly around the angle to get over and there's nowhere to land on top without sinking. If you start with a 4' field or chainlink fence you can then get another 5-8' high and they are unlikely to go over except as a last ditch effort as something is chasing them. Even if they run up to the fence and spook into flying so long as you have the top angled they just hit the net above their heads. They have to start out several feet and fly several feet over plus up to clear it which makes it not worth it unless there's a good reason.

  • Darvel Silda Darvel Silda on May 25, 2019

    Take them to a taxidermist's and have them embalmed!🤪😂🤔🐿

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    • Darvel Silda Darvel Silda on May 28, 2019

      Bat houses for the big issues! Didn't you see the emoji’s in my last post?🤔🤟

  • Darvel Silda Darvel Silda on May 28, 2019

    Bug NOT big!🤪🐿

  • Darvel Silda Darvel Silda on May 28, 2019

    Bat houses for the bug issues. Didn't you see the emoji’s in my last post?🤔🐿