Best economical fencing for vegetable garden

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Poppy Putentake, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Poppy Putentake

    Poppy Putentake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    I've had chickens for a year now. They were okay free-ranging in the garden last year while half grown, but this year it is looking like the garden needs to be fenced in. (Also, a neighbor has ducks that often wander over and eat everything.

    So, what kind of fencing do you recommendaround a a roughly 50' x50' garden? We get lots of snow in the winter, so I'd like to be able to take it down easilly. How high does it need to be. Does not need to be predator-prooof, it would be only to keep chickens away from vegetables.

    Poppy
     
  2. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    A simple chicken wire fence should do just fine to keep the chickens & ducks out. That's what chicken wire was designed for, to keep chickens in/out, but not for predator protection.
     
  3. NewLibertyHmstd

    NewLibertyHmstd Tater Salad

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    The no shock poultry netting from Premier1Supplies is relatively inexpensive and is all light enough to easily take up and store after growing season is done. A couple T posts and the netting and you're good to go.
     
  4. Poppy Putentake

    Poppy Putentake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. How high does it need to be? Is three feet enough?
     
  5. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Doc Schoepp

    Doc Schoepp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens were able to figure out a way to hop roughly a 3ft 2x4 welded wire deer fence. I think it would depend on what breed/s you have and what is close to the fencing.
     
  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Yep be prepared to "amend" as needed :lau

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  8. Doc Schoepp

    Doc Schoepp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are simultaneously way smarter and way dumber than they look....
     
  9. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get plastic construction fencing pretty cheap. It's comes in 4'x100' for around 30 dollars.
     

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