Do I need hardware cloth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Doran5Family, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Doran5Family

    Doran5Family In the Brooder

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    I have a 4" gap between the roof and the back wall, do I have to cover it? Top perch will be 6" from the top of the back wall.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    If you don't want to go out some morning and find you chickens gone are dead you need to cover it. 4" is a lot of room - a small raccoon can flatten itself and get in, not to mention a weasel or rats. Better safe than sorry.
     
  3. Doran5Family

    Doran5Family In the Brooder

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    Could chicken wire work for now?
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    Yes, I would.

    My husband put welded wire on the run. I had a breakdown for weeks and he finally added hardware cloth. Now our flock is really protected! I only close the run door now, so it stays cool at night.

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  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    Chicken wire will keep the chickens in, but it will keep nothing out
     
  6. JanetS

    JanetS Songster

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    Yes, and use hardware cloth.
     

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