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My coop is an 'envelope' of 1/2" Hardware Cloth.....all openings in the shed it is in are covered in HC also.

My run is roofed and aproned in 2x4 welded wire......

.....soon to be lined with HC for tiny chicks and deep litter containment(sure am going to miss the chooks keeping all vegetation away from run walls).

I chose this for financial reason and the fact that hawks are my biggest threat and I am home 95% of the time to take care of any other threats.

I'm rural, close to woods, but yard is fenced with dog inside.

 

It really depends on where you live, what the predator load is, and what risks you're prepared to undertake.  

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

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

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

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

Reply