Chickens in the rafters... Deer netting or poultry netting?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fenderville, May 20, 2010.

  1. Fenderville

    Fenderville Out Of The Brooder

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    Chickens in the rafters... Deer netting or plastic poultry netting?

    The hens are about 8 weeks old now and I went out lastnight to lock them up... LOL and i didn't see any hens around.. OMG!

    They were all up in the rafters.. They didn't make a sound so it took a while to find them...

    Anyway, I knew they would get up there just not this soon... [​IMG]

    If I staple Deer Netting up there will that keep them out or do I need something stronger like Poultry Netting or the Plastic Poultry Netting?

    Thanks all! [​IMG]
     
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Why do you not want them up there?
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd try deer netting first simply because it's cheaper and much easier to work with
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Why do you not want them up there?

    Would you want to be walking around UNDER a bunch of chickens? [​IMG]
     
  5. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like the perfect place for roosting to me?? I am afraid my chickens would get tangled up in that deer netting- I mean I get tangled up in it!!!
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I'd suggest something fairly flimsy (plastic netting) and small-mesh, so chickens are more apt to just bounce off rather than get entangled.

    That said, people use all sorts of things and I'm not sure I've heard of a chicken getting stuck in it, so I don't think it's a BIG risk.

    (Although I did just this morning have my good Sussex roo get stuck by both feet in the newly-reinstalled chickenwire pen divider, he flew into it without rememebering/seeing it was there [​IMG])

    Pat
     
  7. Fenderville

    Fenderville Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The big problem is the poop gets EVERYWHERE.. I need them to use their roosts and the poo board..
     

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