Susan Pruitt wrote:My 1/2 acre chicken yard is evolving and I just finished a 6 ft welded wire fence along the exposed side of the yard. I'm pretty sure a fox nabbed two of my girls who were allowed to range around the house unprotected so I'm not taking any more chances on true free ranging. I can't afford electric fencing so I'm wondering if anyone knows if a thick to the ground, thorny hedge like Pyracantha would be another good level of deterrent for foxes and raccoons or will they still dig and find little crevices to slither through? Also serving as another source of berries for the girls to eat? It's a mostly shady area so my choices are limited.