dog kennel wire

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by spookyone, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. spookyone

    spookyone Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, New here and just started my dog kennel lawn. I been looking this site over and on the dog kennel lawn can't tell if the wire is on the inside of the chainlink wire or the outside. We do have alot of raccoon and hawks in the area and some fox. What would be the best way.
    I'm picking up smaller wire today for the bottom of the kennel. Thanks,
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    It is a bit harder for predators to just rip it off wholesale if you put it on the inside.

    That said, since all it's really intended to do is keep chickens from pokin' their heads thru the fence, and *slow down* predators reaching through, it does not matter hugely which side you put it on, IMHO.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd put it on the inside, to make it harder for them to work on it.
     
  4. spookyone

    spookyone Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks, anyone else ideas?
     
  5. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well since I also have a chain link dog kennel run and I put the hardware cloth on the outside, I hope the answer is "outside" [​IMG]
     
  6. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put it on the inside and then use a thinner-gauge wire to "sew" it to the existing fence to prevent it from being pushed away from the fence. If "sewn" into place it will be extremely difficult for a predator to get through.
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think it would make much difference with hardware cloth, as long as it's put on very securely. It's not stretchy like chicken wire, it's welded and rigid. So they can't stretch it to make the holes larger. Plus the holes are smaller and they couldn't get their jaws into it, like they could with chicken wire.
     

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