Bury wire around run/pen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by homestead5er, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. homestead5er

    homestead5er Out Of The Brooder

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    May 16, 2008
    Loganville
    I've been building my run/pen for my coop 20' by 26' and been reading about putting the wire in the ground. That's a lot of digging. Can't I just lay in flat on the ground and lay big rocks around the out side.
     
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  2. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    If you don't cover it with at least SOME dirt and plant grass seed, the predator will know where to begin digging to go under it..
     
  3. homestead5er

    homestead5er Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't think of that, Thanks, I'll just throw some loose dirt on top and some grass seed. That's a lot better then digging.
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    It *is* a lot of work but you'll sleep better. Pics in link below.
    I hope you're using hardware cloth, not chicken wire.
    Not worth the trouble unless you invest in hardware cloth with 1/2" squares...[​IMG]
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    The digging is definitely worth it in keeping the predators at bay.
     

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