Chicken Coop Run!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thomthom, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. thomthom

    thomthom New Egg

    Dec 30, 2014
    How deep should I bury the bottom of the hardware cloth on my run?
  2. henless

    henless Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't bury mine. I got 2' wide wire, and made an apron around the run.

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    I then went back and pegged it all down with metal tent stakes. Then, DH put some dirt down over the top of the wire to help discourage digging.


    This is much easier than digging down a couple feet to bury the wire.
  3. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2014
    Mountains of WNC
    I'm with you, henless. We pinned our 2' hardware cloth apron down with landscaping pins and mulched over it. There's just not much fun to be had in digging out clay soil to any depth. We're thinking about planting some chicken friendly stuff around the coop / run when planting season returns in mid-May.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I did aprons over the grass some places it worked ok but I wish I had buried it at least a couple inches as it is not staying staked down and the mower blades tear the heck out of it.
  5. thomthom

    thomthom New Egg

    Dec 30, 2014
    Thank you!
  6. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also did a 2 foot apron.

    I covered mine with free wood chips and assorted free wood logs.

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