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Need to cover my chicken yard - netting?

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My chicken yard is approx. 20 Ft by 40 ft - is there an inexpensive solution other than buying fight netting that is running about $300? I am trying to protect my flock from a Hawk and now must keep them confined all day. sad

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I don't know how tall yor fence is but have you considered fishing line filament?  It would take awhile to string it back and forth across the top.  I'd lace in a few shiney cd or old dvd discs while you were at it for extra emphasis to the predator.  We use the filament wire around our garden to deture deer.  And I have been thinking of lacing it over my coop too.

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post #3 of 13

You can get 3/4" polypropylene bird mesh from garden supply places. You'll have to string  support wires to support it. For around 25 bucks you can get a  28'X 28' piece so you should be able to protect your birds for about $50 bucks.

(A lot cheaper than the hardware cloth I covered mine with but I also have raccoons and fishers to contend with.)

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post #4 of 13

This is what I used.   http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=156309-000023132-10009

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only bought one roll and our run is about 25x22,  I still have some netting left.
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post #5 of 13

welcome-byc

I am in the process of covering my run due to hawks. :mad:
I decided to go with monofilament and CDs because I have heard horror stories about netting and snow load.  I don't know where you are located, so I don't know if that would be a factor.

post #6 of 13

You can find bird netting on ebay in all sizes but one that is 25x50 sells for $29.99. I got mine from there and it was easy to install with a heavy duty staple gun.

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Originally Posted by PeeperKeeper 

I don't know how tall yor fence is but have you considered fishing line filament?  It would take awhile to string it back and forth across the top.  I'd lace in a few shiney cd or old dvd discs while you were at it for extra emphasis to the predator.  We use the filament wire around our garden to deture deer.  And I have been thinking of lacing it over my coop too.


Can  you   please  post  a  pic  of  what that  might look  like ?

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post #8 of 13

I also use the deer netting from Lowes. If you are in southern Arizona it should work fine for you and it's cheap, but I did have a problem with snow last year. Though I think I would with anything since it was very wet large flaked heavy snow. I have a serious problem with hawks and owls and it works great for me. No more losses since putting it up.

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http://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com/uploaded_images/Strela-706590.jpg

May I suggest this? popwoot:D

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Originally Posted by BeckyLa 

I also use the deer netting from Lowes. If you are in southern Arizona it should work fine for you and it's cheap, but I did have a problem with snow last year. Though I think I would with anything since it was very wet large flaked heavy snow. I have a serious problem with hawks and owls and it works great for me. No more losses since putting it up.


Deer netting ?  not  familiar  with that .  I  shop  lowes all the time  and   bought  several  different kinds of  wire  but  don't  think its  called deer netting ...   ANY PICS ?

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