1. t-dawg

    t-dawg In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2008
    i have one of those out-door dog runs(the cage thingy) and it is slightly bent. if i were to patch it with hardware cloth, would that work?(dont worry , the roof is covered)
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    N'rn Wisconsin
    I sure hope so, 'cause that's basic'ly what I'm using.

    My fiancee's house used to be a dog groomer and kennel. It has an out-building with pens inside and fenced-in runs outside. We put chicken wire along the bottom of the fence, buried in at least half-a-foot. We also patched up the corners with more chicken wire because the gaps were big enough to let smaller animals through.

    Here's a pic...


    I sealed the door on the right with chicken wire. I built the new door on the left to seal better. We put plastic bird netting over the whole thing.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2008
  3. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    I have one I use. You just have to make sure you put hardware cloth or something around it. I've lost ducks from mine when I didn't have it reinforced with wire - critters reach through and pull them out. Also make sure critters can't dig under it.
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I too use the dog kennel panels.

    They look neat and stay nice ..

    Don't droop like fencing!

    You can landscape against them and grow heavy vines on them too.
    The netting over the top is easy to attach with hog rings too.

    4 panels against a barn can make a 10 by 20 run.... cheap and easy for 200.00 ....

    I found landscaping timbers at Lowes for 1.00 ( in clearance pile) and use them around bottom...

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