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Any suggestions for what to put, and what you would need in a chick run. We're tearing down my chicken run and making a 8x5 chick run instead, I already have rabbit cages, that I used for my show rabbits that are very sturdy, made out of wood everywhere except the bottom and one side. I have plenty of chick supplies etc.
I'm just looking for fun ideas, and ways to help chick proof

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My suggestion would be to definitely use hardware cloth and not chicken wire. And definitely something over the top smile.png
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That's a good idea!! Never thought of using hardware cloth!!

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That's a good idea!! Never thought of using hardware cloth!!

Yup! I don't know if you have predators in your area or not- but they can tear through chicken wire pretty easily. Hardware cloth is more pricey- but when it's coming down to the lives of your birds... Well I believe it's worth the investment. And I would go with 1/2" x 1/2" spacing. That way nothing can reach in to get them- and they can't stick their heads out. smile.png
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Yup! I don't know if you have predators in your area or not- but they can tear through chicken wire pretty easily. Hardware cloth is more pricey- but when it's coming down to the lives of your birds... Well I believe it's worth the investment. And I would go with 1/2" x 1/2" spacing. That way nothing can reach in to get them- and they can't stick their heads out. smile.png
Yeah I have lots of predators. I also have a LGD though too. They can't rip through chicken wire as easily if you out it on the inside of the pen though

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