Best Netting To Cover The Top Of A Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lilywater101, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 In the Brooder

    Jan 7, 2009
    Hi Everyone,
    Me and my father are working on constructing the chicken's coop and run right now. We had planned on covering the top of the run due to hawk issues and my father claimed that "chicken wire" would be able to deter the hawks. I know that chicken wire is not useful when it comes to racoons etc but could it help with hawks?? My father wants to go with chicken wire because of its cheap price and the run is rather large...

    We plan on using hardware cloth for the outside of the run. Any advice would be appreciated! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010

  2. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane, Wa.
    Hi Guys.. LOVE a new coop [​IMG]
    we use regular bird netting, its pretty cheap about $20 for a 25x50.. my neighbor uses the orange construction fence, swears the color scares critters off [​IMG]
    and the daughter uses a retired fishing net.
    chicken wire sounds like it would work great too..
  3. SandyK

    SandyK Songster

    Jul 8, 2009
    Eldersburg, Maryland
    There are lots of posts about the heavy duty nylon netting, and where to get it, that will outlast bird netting by far. Just do a search.

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