Flight/aviary netting: what have you used?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gladahmae, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. gladahmae

    gladahmae Songster

    May 17, 2012
    Benzie, MI
    we are working on putting an aerial-predator barrier up on our run since we seem to have developed an owl and hawk issue in the past year.

    What flight or aviary netting have you used? Links welcome! I’m looking for something that I can have up in the spring/summer/fall and easily take down in winter as we get a LOT of snow and I don’t want to deal with having to knock snow down from it.
  2. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

    Jul 3, 2016
    Pac NW
    My Coop
    I'm using a product like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Aviary-Netti...5093&sr=8-30&keywords=heavy+duty+bird+netting (there's many brands that are similar in different sizes, also there's the option of a 1" opening).

    No tangling like the cheaper stuff so it's pretty easy to put it up or move it around and can be cut to size. I've tested it against light snowfall and it lets the snow fall through, however I don't know if it'll behave the same with a heavier amount of snow.
  3. yogifink

    yogifink Songster

    May 16, 2013
    Pinebluff, nc
    My Coop
    you may not need to go though all the commotion of building an enclosed run. Maybe someone can back me up on this, but I have heard that several crisscrossing layers of fishing line will deter a bird of prey.:idunno
  4. FlyingNunFarm

    FlyingNunFarm Crossing the Road

    May 28, 2015
    Chesterland, OH
    My Coop
  5. chris.donovan96

    chris.donovan96 In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2018
    A raccoon can climb up your walls and get right through netting, u really should have the same level of protection all around

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