1. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to attache an 8' x 12' dog run to the front of my coop. Obviously, the run is made from cyclone fencing. Is this OK or will it provide an easy entrance for predators? Should I NOT attach the coop and run together?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cyclone you talking about chain link fence?????
     
  3. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, chain link fencing is what I'm talkin' about
     
  4. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chain Link is great for grown chickens. IMO probably the best way to go. Just remember it won't stop anything from digging in.
     
  5. Davaroo

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    It will let small birds get out, too. But it can be staked down and amended in all sorts of ways to keep out preds. It is a very good option.
     
  6. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah that chain link will work awsome just keep it secure and make it so nothing can dig under it dont have to do that here cause i have no problems with preadotrs at all..
     
  7. Salt and Light

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    Thanks!

    Should I attach the dog run to the coop or make it separate?
     
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  9. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chain link fencing will not stop weasels, coons, or rats or wild birds. It will stop large predators, dogs, coyotes, etc if you secure the bottom. You need to cover the top also or they will climb up and in or fly in.
     
  10. Salt and Light

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    I plan to lay a course of cement block and then place the fence on top of that. Hopefully the blocks will keep out the diggers and keep in the birds!
     

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