Aviary Netting

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Juise, May 25, 2011.

  1. Juise

    Juise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our run is going to be about 30ft x 40ft or so, and we want to be able to walk into the run, especially since it will enclose the coop door. The coop is maybe 10ft x 15ft, we're converting it from what was a horse barn and we were going to go out and around with the fence from its front face, hopefully that makes sense.

    Since the fencing is 4ft high, what are some ways people go about putting up aviary netting so that it is high enough to walk under? If we raise it on posts above the fence somehow, will it stretch that large of an area without support across the middle? Um, without spending goat loads of money... [​IMG]
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I used a stick with an old tennis ball on the end. FREE!
     
  3. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We raise peacocks and we used a 6ft 2"x4" welded wire. Then we put up a 16 foot post in the middle and dug it 4ft into the groun then hung the netting off it. The talles point in the coop is 12ft.

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  4. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you purchase order your aviary netting?
     
  5. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Also pay attention to snow load and the strength of the netting - how many lbs is it rated for and whether it is rated for heavy snow.
     
  7. Juise

    Juise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, guys, looks great! I was fearin I would have to put up a whole structure. This looks good!

    We get massive amounts of snow! Would TSC or a feed store carry something like this? Okay, I could wait until morning and call, but.. I'm curious NOW [​IMG]
     
  8. Juise

    Juise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  9. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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