Fence for my run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by artfrae, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. artfrae

    artfrae Out Of The Brooder

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    Other than chicken wire, what else would be a good option?
    I want a 5 foot fence that surrounds my coop.

    Also, I need to know how much it's going to end up costing too, so if you know, please tell me!!
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    2 X 4 welded wire is a good option.
    You'll have to figure your own prices locally, since there are too many variables you haven't given like the number and type of posts and fasteners, and the size you want

    The easiest way to figure it out is to make a drawing with all the dimensions to take with you when you shop for the materials
     
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  3. artfrae

    artfrae Out Of The Brooder

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    thinking of having my coop elevated two feet off the ground and then surrounding it with the fence. maybe 15x15, 5' tall no fencing on the top or bottom. Just around the perimeter.
     
  4. artfrae

    artfrae Out Of The Brooder

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    Opossums and other small rodents wouldn't harm the chickens?
     
  5. txnative

    txnative Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken wire does a good job of keeping chickens in, but doesn't do much for keeping predators out.
     
  6. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will.

    Our run is just a welded wire fence, but we don't have any predator issues with 2 large guard dogs and a big tom cat who sleeps just outside of the coop to keep it safe.

    If your trying to make your predator resistant consider adding some hardware cloth to the bottom few feet of your welded wire fence and lay a few feet worth on the ground around the run to prevent any digging.
     
  7. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Presently TSC has 2x4 welded wire on sale @ $59 for a 4'x100 roll. 5'x100 is $99.
    Not pimping for TSC, I just know how much their wire costs.
     
  8. farmgirlroots

    farmgirlroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used 2x4" welded wire around the whole thing, then for extra security I did a layer of 1" chicken wire over that around the bottom only going up 3 feet, just because we had it on hand. It works well.
     
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  9. Andykronsch

    Andykronsch Out Of The Brooder

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    2nd the welded wire. sturdy.
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    2 X 4 will keep out most Possums.
    It takes 1/4" hardware cloth to keep out SMALL rodents such as mice, and they can't really hurt the chickens anyway
     

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