Covering a wire apron - pics wanted!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Motts, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Motts

    Motts In the Brooder

    May 15, 2013
    Hope to get some advice and ideas. A few weeks ago I chased some coyotes from my chicken coop/run around 7:30 in the morning. Now my hubby is finally going to put down a wire apron with stakes. I have ben looking for ideas of what to put over the apron. I found a thread with pics of some great ideas (including a cement border filled with river rock) but now, for the life of me, I can't find it! Thought I had subscribed but not there either:rolleyes:

    So, I'm hoping people could post pictures or give ideas. Hubby said he will do what I want, but not sure what I want:th

  2. hosspak

    hosspak Songster

    Sep 2, 2013
    Lake Elsinore, CA.
    It sounds like you got a pretty good idea of what you want...and the labor to do it. If you are planning permanent, then go with the cement and river rock, sounds like it should look cool. You could go with pavers, easier to sweep off.
  3. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    I just used some wood mulch to cover up the aprons. Over time, the mulch decomposed and grass grew up through the apron, anchoring it even further.

    If you have coyotes to worry about, be sure to make the apron nice and wide while you're at it. Better safe than sorry!
  4. Motts

    Motts In the Brooder

    May 15, 2013
    Still hoping to find some pics to show my husband though, but thanks.
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    I live in the desert and we have no grass so I buried my apron so I wouldn't be tripping on it when I walked by. We plant things on top of it along the run now. You can read more about it on "My Coop" page.


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