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Help-snakes getting in the quail roost

My father-in-law started to raise quail to release on his property. He used to do this while living in a development, but now he lives on 10 acres. He puts the new chicks in a cage in his shed, and after a couple weeks, he puts them in a roost he made in his woods. It is pretty well built. It is off the ground to keep the coons, fox and coyotes out. But he has a problem with black snakes. So far, he has pulled 11 snakes out of the cage and roost and they have killed and eaten about 8 or 9 chicks. Anyone else have a problem with snakes and what did you do to keep them out? Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Re: Help-snakes getting in the quail roost

1/4 inch square hardware cloth. electrical zip ties on all corners. Helped a friend who was losing pigeons to weasels
"wrap " his enclosure with it, never lost one since.

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Re: Help-snakes getting in the quail roost

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1/4 inch square hardware cloth. electrical zip ties on all corners. Helped a friend who was losing pigeons to weasels
"wrap " his enclosure with it, never lost one since.
+1 on the hardware cloth
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