Aviary covering

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by S-t-o-n-e, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. S-t-o-n-e

    S-t-o-n-e In the Brooder

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    I’m going to be building a run/ aviary for chickens and maybe some peafowl, I need the net over it to stop raccoons and hawks, currently I’m thinking about using this netting
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B012L9ZIFE but if someone else has a better stronger netting or has had bad experiences with this netting and could recommend a better netting that would be greatly appreciated
     
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  2. doublecrossranch

    doublecrossranch Songster

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    Hardware cloth. I wouldn’t use just netting
     
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  3. S-t-o-n-e

    S-t-o-n-e In the Brooder

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    How visible is it? One of the reasons I want to make an aviary is so it doesn’t look like a bird prison, but could still be safe.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That won't stop coons, they'll chew right thru it.
    What do you plan on using for walls?
    How big will it be, in feet by feet?
     
  5. I have aviary netting over my run (25'x50') just to keep the hawks out.
    I like it for that.
    I also lock up my chickens at night
     
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  6. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Do you have a guardian dog? That would make less secure netting/fencing more safe.
     
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  7. S-t-o-n-e

    S-t-o-n-e In the Brooder

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    I don’t have a guardian dog, we ( my family ) is planning on getting one soon, but it probably won’t be useful for another couple years, we do have a what I would say is an almost predator proof coop, however making a raccoon proof run would be nice as it would let them roost outside.
     
  8. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Well... raccoons will be able to chew through the rope net pretty easily.

    It should work for daytime only.
     
  9. harmonyp

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    I use 1" heavy aviary netting (you pay around $150 for a 25x50' section) for my chicken pens during the day to keep out birds of prey, but I wouldn't trust it to keep racoons out. Either roofing or hardware cloth with wood beams would be my choice for racoons.
     

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