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Thanks for the advice and info, folks. We've decided to go with 2x4 welded wire, which we'll fold over the outer edge of the walls and staple along the top of the walls. We have wire to attach overlapping panels.

We're in a suburban area so don't think weasels are around here. Snow is uncommon here but we also have a tarp covering most of the run (attached to an old carport frame, not the run walls). We'll keep in mind electric options if we continue to have problems.

Thanks again!

Weasels are everywhere in the 48 states.  They are not often seen, even after they have snuck in and killed a number of your birds in a single night.  

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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... I challenge you to grab the wires from a hot fencer testing 6,000 volts or higher. It will make a believer out of you.

No thanks, I accidentally got zapped when I was checking the invisible fence I installed to keep the dogs corralled.

If a silly little battery powered device not much bigger than a Zippo lighter can give a jolt like that...:ep

 

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SSS, > shot, shovel & shutup

Oh, OK. But if were talking about weasels I think we can probably dispense with the third "S". Somehow I doubt they are on very many people's "protected species" list. :lol: 


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D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES in South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

Seven Easter Eggers, a Black Australorp, 1 Cuckoo Marans, An old Production Red,

and some really prolific oak trees!

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