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post #11 of 19

Don't feel to bad you're not alone, it has happened to the best of us in the past.  We all learn from your experiences. 

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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post #12 of 19
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I already have hardwire netting but it's stapled from inside so they were able to push from outside do you think it's sufficient if I put another hard wire netting outside the frame and staple it would that be sufficient my chicken run will not be ready until next week and then I can put the coop inside the run
post #13 of 19

I had the exact same thing happen.  I put 4 bantams chicks half my surviving Orpington's age in with her, as that was the only thing I could buy at 9 PM on a Monday.  She was so frightened and lonely she didn't bat an eye.  They are all still together weeks later, and I hope she's not going to have self esteem issues from being so 'big boned' compared to her tiny friends.

I put page wire over my chicken wire.  Chicken wire is nothing but dental floss to a determined dog.

 

Edited to add:  Here in Canuckistan page wire refers to the very heavy gauge rectangle wire fencing used to house cattle.


Edited by ShanandGem - 5/6/16 at 7:02pm
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm trying to post photos of my coop here but it's not uploading
post #15 of 19

Welcome, and so sorry!  Here's my coop and run, after many year's experience with disasters.  It's how we learn, and get wiser, and protect our birds better.

 

 

 The run section is on an old concrete foundation.  Hardware cloth stapled with 3/4": staples, with 2"x4" woven wire over it, screwed into the uprights, with wood strips screwed over both layers of wire.  Let your doggie try this!  My dog is much larger, and likes chicken too, and isn't getting into this run, ever.  Mary

post #16 of 19
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The dog got one of our chicks, too. They were about a week old, so we got some new chicks that could go in the brooder with them. You could tell that the remaing two missed their flock mate. They're much happier now with the new chicks.
post #17 of 19
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What a great design! Amazing! 

post #18 of 19

 

 

Page wire over chicken wire.  And my beautiful babies.

post #19 of 19

They are beautiful!  Mary

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