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post #11 of 12
The welded wire 2" x 4" welded wire keeps most adult medium sized predators out and provides a scaffolding that supports chickens wire that keeps juvenile predators of concern. If need be I can present a photograph documenting where a medium sized predator chewed through 1/2" hardware cloth. You will be hard pressed to find a mesh that will keep everything out. If concern is that great then consider employing hotwire, electrified poultry netting or even a dog to give broader spectrum protection. You could even elevate pens and keep all the extra layers.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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I use hardware cloth, and woven wire over it on the lower 4', very well attached.  With a concrete foundation, and a roof.  No openings larger than 1/2" anywhere.  When the bears arrive, I'll add hot wire around the outside too.  Also, not food is left outside of the coop and run to attract critters.  Mary

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