Day Pasture Fencing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NCFF, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. NCFF

    NCFF Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 10, 2011
    I need the basics for installing fencing. Using t-posts and 2" x 4" welded fencing. What direction do I face the nubs on the t-posts. What side should I put the fence on for poultry? on chicken side or on outside of t-post. Not really worried about chickens running through it. Thought that if I put on inside though that a predator(aka dog) would be less likely to grab with teeth and pull it. Was going to put weld wire .5 as skirt 2' out and up.

    Any other tips and tricks?
  2. qeqivah

    qeqivah Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 25, 2010
    Overton County, TN
    what about the top? Hawks and such. I don't know whether coons or possums could squeeze through 2X4 mesh...maybe someone with more experience can help.
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    The wire should be on the outside to keep predators out
  4. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    they might not can squeeze through but theyll eventually find a way to get inside, if they want your flock bad enough! therefore its always best to but them inside the coop, and not leave them out in the pen at night. Unless you live somewhere where critters arent a problem.
  5. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    It really doesn't matter, unless there is a professional that will teach us a few things, I am always open to that. I put the fencing on the outside of the fence but that is just because.... well.... I don't know why, maybe I am claustrophobic. I fasten them from the outside... no I don't.... I fasten them from the inside hmmm.... Heck, I just do it. My T post are 8 feet apart so until the grass grows, it is easy for a predator to get under the fence if they want to, unless you trench and bury, which I have never done.. The nubbins go toward the fencing and the clips, sold or given separately, go through the fence an clip to the T.

    Good luck and have fun,

  6. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    its easier for me to mow/weedeat around the fence if it's on the outside of the post :)

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