Originally Posted by KMHunter
Originally Posted by FirewifeJess
Another thing: it would be MUCH cheaper to use chicken wire instead of hardware cloth if y'all don't think I need to use it for rodent protection with the hanging feeder. I would love to just buy that stuff and be done with it, vs. saving up for a while to afford the hardware cloth. eesh.
I leave feed out and have it hanging so it is harder for rodents to get in. I won't say that it keeps 100% out but I am always looking for signs and I put traps out at night. I have Rat Zappers in my shed to catch the field mice. As I posted a little earlier, I used chicken wire to put around the bottom for preventing digging. I haven't had anything dig around my run yet except the chickens on the inside. Lol!
Running out of time this morning.
Here's a possible solution to your gate gap issue. This is not my run, but I did the same thing when I found a possum wiggling through.
ETA- I really dislike using chicken wire.
I have some you can have for free if you want.
I believe I have 1 new roll of 1" hex 2 x 10 ft.
and most of roll of 2" hex, no idea how big right now. Not sure how long the roll was. I don't remember ever using it.
And just an afterthought, I use a chainlink dog run for the chickens too. See my page for a picture. I put one panel/side inside as the floor. 8 years later no rust. Does keep the chickens from digging so much, but there is a few inches of mulch/dirt in there.
Edited by Imp - 5/4/12 at 11:39am