Can chickens navigate walking on

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by The Lazy L, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Songster

    Dec 16, 2011
    Can chickens navigate OK walking on wire fabric with 1/2" mesh?

    The reason I ask is that I'll have about a 2' "tunnel" between the coop and the secured run. Tunnel will have a roof (to match the coop and run) and wire fabric on the sides.

    I've been pondering what to do for a floor for the tunnel. Thought about a solid wood floor then I thought why not wire fabric with 1/2" mesh? Any dirt, bedding or poop can fall on thru! And I would not have to make the roof removable to enable cleaning of the tunnel!

    If wire fabric is not good for a floor then perhaps a plywood floor that slides out into the secured run for cleaning would work? Designed some how so varmints couldn't push it up to gain access.

    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012

  2. TheOutcast

    TheOutcast Chirping

    Apr 19, 2012
    Yes I think they can navigate on a 1/2 inch mesh. any bigger than that may be difficult though.

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