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Project by midnightww posted 02-26-2017 09:03 PM 817 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are 4 rabbits in our yard at any given time, so an enclosed garden space is a must (still need to add a door). The chicken wire is an attempt to keep out the deer. Made of cedar 2×4s and pickets.

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers





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pottz

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#1 posted 02-26-2017 09:13 PM

nice garden space and if you have 4 rabbits definitely needed,but how high is the fence ive heard deer can jump a 6 ft fence?great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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tmasondarnell

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 11:02 PM

Looks great and the supervisor obviously approves.

Did you do any wire on ground to keep the rabbits from digging in? We found that if you laid it on the ground (and used fabric staples to hold it down) with 4” wrapped up the sides, it worked well.

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abie

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#3 posted 02-27-2017 04:25 PM

Ok… so what about gophers?
just wondering.. it was my problem..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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midnightww

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#4 posted 02-27-2017 04:32 PM

“Ok… so what about gophers?
just wondering.. it was my problem..”

Probably screwed there, tunnels all over the yard. My wife likes to bring up how I moved us out to a “campground”. We have no lack of wildlife

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers

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midnightww

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#5 posted 02-27-2017 04:34 PM

“Looks great and the supervisor obviously approves.

Did you do any wire on ground to keep the rabbits from digging in? We found that if you laid it on the ground (and used fabric staples to hold it down) with 4” wrapped up the sides, it worked well.”

Thanks, I did not, the wall board go down an inch or so, but I’ll probably try your suggesting when they start getting in.

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers

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midnightww

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#6 posted 02-27-2017 04:36 PM

“nice garden space and if you have 4 rabbits definitely needed, but how high is the fence i’ve heard deer can jump a 6 ft. fence?great job.”

Thanks, and not nigh enough. I know my attempt is futile. I’m sure they will find a way in…

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers

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Juriathe

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#7 posted 03-07-2017 02:16 AM

I saw a fence once that was an average height but then they went up another 2 feet and installed a rail. Stated the rail was enough to confuse the deer and they hadn’t had a deer in their yard since. Same trick might work around this cute garden. Nice job ! I went back and searched because I was pretty sure it was a jock who did it. Here’s the link. His was around the entire yard, tho’
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/67824

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