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I have the opportunity to get a coop with 6 hens for 100.00. The person is even willing to deliver it. Problem/question...Where I want to put the coop is in the back corner of my yard which has the back dog ear fence, another side of the outdoor building and other side is the privacy fence so I would have to fence in the front facing area does this make sense. I would have to put chicken wire around the bottom of dog ear fence and use a tarp for a top. What can be used for inexpensive fencing..I went to the hardware store and lowes and wander for ideas. I don't have a post digger for post and I can only spend max about 50.00 if not less. I also don't have a stapler to staple or really the tools to build a fence. Ideas.....
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What kinds of predators might visit your yard? Do you have dogs?
 

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check craigslist for outdoor dog kennels, chainlink fencing, etc. 

 

you don't have to have post hole diggers to set posts.....you CAN use a shovel, and tamp the dirt down around the posts as you back-fill. 

 

Landscape timbers sometimes go on sale for $1-2/each and are treated/wolmanized for ground contact so you don't have to worry about them rotting out. 

 

If you have a Menards near where you live, check there for fencing.....I was finding hardware cloth for $10 for a 2ft x 50ft roll all summer.

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Mommy to 3, foster-human for HANDDS to the Rescue

 

Whittling the numbers down for winter.....down to around 45.  BLRW project on hold again.  HOPING to have F1 Olive eggers and blue and black sex-link eggs/chicks locally in the spring.

 

Incubating eggs in the Mitten State?  Come join us!

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The yard is about a postage stamp size and completely fenced in. Yes I have dogs the front facing area is about 4 ft that I want to fence in. I have to figure out some kind of gate.

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Another place to look, Freecycle.org .

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