chain-link as an apron

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Weiden Farm, May 6, 2011.

  1. Weiden Farm

    Weiden Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2011
    I have a question.

    I'm working on my run, and planning to use chainlink with hardware cloth on the inside.

    For the apron (bottom part to prevent digging predators), can i use chainlink covered with dirt. The run is about 120 linear feet and i would like to avoid buying more hardware cloth, and although chainlink is expensive, i have an extra 200ft that i received for free. So what do you think.
  2. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Nothing could possibly dig through it. Make it Ft. Knox.....took them a year to find us but they did find us. Have lost 3 chickens in four weeks. I have however trapped two coons in four weeks. I am going to continue setting the traps every night! It is a horrible feeling when you realize you really did not have them protected!

    I have a friend who used chainlink to cover the top of all his runs about Ft. Knox!

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