building a run

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickenrunlady, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Chickenrunlady

    Chickenrunlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your thoughts on this please.
    I want to build my run with a"floor" of hardware cloth. I will be moving it around the farm and wish for the floor to be predator proof. And since I need to move it around I can not dig the cloth into the ground. So I was thinking of covering the floor with it. Thoughts and experiences please.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickes need to scratch dirt. Its hard to do with wire under their feet.
     
  3. Chickenrunlady

    Chickenrunlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, |I understand that. the intention is to have them loose in the yard 75% of the time
     
  4. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want a pred proof run, that is easy to take down and move. Maybe take a look at electrified poultry net. It can be energized with either household, or solar electric power.

    https://www.premier1supplies.com/fencing.php?fence_id=96

    I've been using this fencing/netting for over 5yrs, without a loss to a ground based predator.
     
  5. Chickenrunlady

    Chickenrunlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for sharing. Fantastic idea.....I have a portable fencer that I use for the horses.
     
  6. Chickenrunlady

    Chickenrunlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW love your coop, what a great idea. I followed your thread on coop designs and really enjoyed yours
     

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