chicken wire....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Iheartchicks<3:), Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    i cant afford anything else... BUT!! we do have electric wire fencing.. where and how high do i put it?
     
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    my run is enclosed with chicken wire... how high do i put the electric wire?
     
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    I run a strand along the bottom about 3 inches above the ground then go up the side and around the top. Good luck! Hope your set up works.
     
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    why around the top?
     
  5. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Just incase you have a climbing predator that gets by the bottom strand. I have welded wire around the bottom but the top of my coop only has chicken wire. I just don't trust it to keep out coons so my hope is that the top strand will keep knock them off the wire if they try getting chewing through up top.

    So far so good...
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use the longer insulators so the wire doesn't get grounded out too easily on the chicken wire.
     
  7. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    ok ill post pics of what i have.. i dont really no what to do..
     

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