predator attack - what did it?

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Thank you Marigold.
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So sorry to read about the attack, so distressing for you. It is a hard thing to do but sometimes birds just don't get over the trauma of an attack, I know you will do the right thing.

We have the same weld mesh as Marigold, we decided on that after hearing about a neighbour who lost hens to an escaped ferret that got through wider mesh.

Good luck
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Hello Marigold, did you use some sort of stapler gun to attach the weldmesh to the run?

My bantam is gradually improving.
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I used 1/2” galvanised staples and fixed them individually with a hammer where the mesh was attached to wood, eg the uprights. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... sacat=3187

Where the underfloor mesh was attached to the side mesh, I bent the edges of the mesh upwards all round the sides and used soft, pliable gardening wire to ‘sew’ the two edges together in ‘stitches’ about 3” long. You need two people for this, one inside and one outside the mesh, to push the wire back and forward. It makes a neat and strong job.
I’m glad your bantam is doing well.
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Alternatively, for fixing mesh to mesh, you could buy a couple of bags of cable ties instead of sewing with the garden wire, to make ‘stitches’ to join the two pieces of mesh.
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I think her neck was injured but she's getting better. Amazing things chickens!
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