Another (different) skirt question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dmhoob, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. dmhoob

    dmhoob Chirping

    Mar 29, 2010
    we are puting the finishing touches on our first coop/run.
    We were planning to skirt the hardware cloth around the bottom and the cover it with 18 inch pavers for a finished look. Well as I was buying the pavers I was wondering if by laying these side by side around the perimeter of coop/run we could just eliminate skirting the hardware cloth? Wouldn't it do the same thing as the cloth...prevent predators from digging?
    Any thoughts?
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Quote:Oh absolutely, as long as they are BIG BIG pavers like that and very tightly set. That's mostly what I use, actually. I do have a short hardwarecloth skirt going under them in some places where the lumpiness of the ground prevents the pavers from fitting very tight to the base of the run fence, but on flat ground that wouldn't be an issue.

    Good luck, have fun,

  3. Joz

    Joz Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    MidCity, New Orleans
    It's a good idea to have a tiny apron, so you've got a seal between the fence and the ground. It only needs to be long enough to be firmly anchored by the pavers.

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