Building My Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by equinealot, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. equinealot

    equinealot Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 23, 2013
    I have a 12 x 12 stall & plenty of chain link.I was going to take down most of the boards so it will be cool enough in Florida summers. Do I need to put chicken wire over the chain link?
  2. You can. Chain link is nice and strong and keeps out most larger predators. Wire will keep out snakes and rats and the like. I had a 40' run once with chain link and it worked well for them.

    Just keep in mind your local predators and plan accordingly.
  3. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    IN corn state
    What kind of predators do you have there? Chicken wire keeps chickens in, but other things can break in.
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    If you have racoons or possums I would do hardwire cloth all around the bottom.

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