My 10yr old daughter and I started our project today, of turning an old, un-used shed into our first ever, chook pen. We barely know a screw from a nail, so, so far, everything is coming along nicely (until someone tells me it is wrong and won't work). We pulled weeds from the edges and cleared junk from inside, and searched for stuff laying around that we could use. The last owners left lots of junk behind that is becoming a treasure for us . So far we haven't spent any money. How lucky were we to find a piece of mesh that is a perfect fit in the front of the shed, blocking gaps but still providing plenty of ventilation. We used cable ties to secure it to rio that was already there. Then I found more sheets of mesh to put on the shed floor, creating a predator proof floor. Do you think the foxes would find the spot where the door is, if I didn't put any mesh there? Putting mesh down there will mean we can't open the door. It's a silly door that opens inwards and I am not handy enough to be able to change hinges so that it opens outwards. I am very farm-rookie. Should I dig out the doorway to lay mesh lower down, or do you think it will be right? I haven't seen foxes about but I know they are here, goannas, other peoples' dogs and wild dogs, too.
Tomorrow we are going to put dirt over the mesh floor, and there are old sheets of colourbond laying about to close the hole in the roof. So much good junk laying around.
Edited by mychookau - 2/7/12 at 9:32pm