applesofgold wrote:. . . Do wooden fences work? Can rabbits jump over them? Any other suggestions?
I don't think that rabbits will jump a very high fence. To give you an idea of what they can get thru
- I've seen cottontails go thru a woven wire fence without hardly slowing down
. Those fences are popular in suburban areas but so, seem to be, the dang rabbits!
The neighbors to my big veggie garden are very tolerant of the wild rabbits and there are some people about 1 mile down the road who have released domestic rabbits onto their lawn
. They have been there for years and I think that the big spruce trees, with branches all the way to the ground, are the only things saving them from the coyotes! I am really hoping the coyotes keep ALL the rabbits a little more in check but know that dog & cat owners aren't too happy about so many coyotes around . . .
I'd bet that a wood picket fence of about 4' with chicken wire on the inside would keep rabbits out. The wire would have to go into the soil or they will just dig under. And, it would need to be a solid
board fence to keep them from just walking thru without the wire behind it.
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