Covered Run? Glad I Did!!! Thank you BYC!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rebecky1305, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other night while I was out doing yard work, I heard a loud noise against the chain link of my chicken run. Thinking one of my dogs was being naughty, I turned to yell at him [​IMG] , when I realized a hawk had struck the top of the run trying to get the chickens. [​IMG] Boy am I ever glad I have the top of the run fenced, and didn't have to learn the hard way. [​IMG] And I live in the CITY! I am so thankful for all the advice I learned here on BYC!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Awesome!!! I have learned so much by being on here. It is very helpful and fun..and needless to say very addicting.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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  4. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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  5. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I wish I'd have kept mine in my covered run.....
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
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    Great job!!! [​IMG] That cover is going to save you a lot of heartache!
     
  7. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    Picture please. I am planning to use deer netting over our run. Don't know what to do for during the winter, with snow and all, but I would love ideas.
     
  8. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is a chain link dog run that has chicken wire over the whole thing. There is a tarp over that which I have pulled back so half the run is covered and half is not. But the chicken wire covers the whole thing. If you look at my page you can see a pic.
     
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:There is heavy plastic deer netting which is tougher than the standard netting. It is similar to snow fencing and supposedly can withstand some snow load. It is 3X the cost of the standard netting, so I hope it works because I spent the extra money to insure that mine stood up to snow. I'll let you know if it worked next spring...
     

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