Snake-Proofing the Hen House

How To Make A Snake-Proof Hen House that is also Quoll and Fox Proof. This design was inspired by my fellow permaculture teacher Janet Millington.
A big advantage of this stepped post system is the vines can grow up the posts whereas a fox-proof ladder as seen in our own hen house design can’t afford to have vines growing up it because the fox could use the vines to help it reach the top. An additional feature to repel snakes is coir matting, snakes find coir very absrasive and prefer not to go over, this is not to say it will stop them if they are hungry, but it might be a good addition.

See our hen house design for the fox-proof ladder.

fox-n-snake proof entry for Hen House
fox-n-snake proof entry for Hen House

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