Cage design question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jp57, May 1, 2017.

  1. jp57

    jp57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, new to the forum with my first go at chickens. My questions is this. I am building a cage around my coop so my girls have a safe outdoor area to roam when I'm not home. I have welded wire for the sides, but am wondering if I need something as strong for the top. The top would be to keep out hawks or eagles. I didn't know if i could get away with the same kind of netting I use to keep birds off of my cherry trees when the are fruiting? Netting would be cheaper and require less support but I don't want sacrifice their safety to save money. Thanks for any information.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    You could use poultry netting.
     
  3. jp57

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    Thanks for the information
     
  4. jp57

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    Before I could get home last night my wonderful wife decided to complete the project using welded wire. Now I just need to dig out a trench around the bottom so I can add some objects to make it hard to tunnel underneath. Hopefully I can kick those hens out of my house this weekend.[​IMG][​IMG]

    I'm not sure why the picture uploaded rotated. It was correct where I saved it?
     

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