Chick Run/Brooded

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by I Love Layers, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any suggestions for what to put, and what you would need in a chick run. We're tearing down my chicken run and making a 8x5 chick run instead, I already have rabbit cages, that I used for my show rabbits that are very sturdy, made out of wood everywhere except the bottom and one side. I have plenty of chick supplies etc.
    I'm just looking for fun ideas, and ways to help chick proof
     
  2. jessivogel

    jessivogel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My suggestion would be to definitely use hardware cloth and not chicken wire. And definitely something over the top :)
     
  3. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a good idea!! Never thought of using hardware cloth!!
     
  4. jessivogel

    jessivogel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup! I don't know if you have predators in your area or not- but they can tear through chicken wire pretty easily. Hardware cloth is more pricey- but when it's coming down to the lives of your birds... Well I believe it's worth the investment. And I would go with 1/2" x 1/2" spacing. That way nothing can reach in to get them- and they can't stick their heads out. :)
     
  5. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I have lots of predators. I also have a LGD though too. They can't rip through chicken wire as easily if you out it on the inside of the pen though
     

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