- Jun 15, 2008
How do you guys put gates on your runs? In all the years putting field fencing and mesh garden fencing around my gardens and dog yard I've never figured out how to make a gate that keeps even small things like rabbits, cats, etc.. out. I usually just leave a section unattached to shove. My dog yard has a cattle panel that's wired on both ends to tposts and I just remove the wire on one end. I have a 10x10' herb garden (again with just a loose end of fencing) I want to attach a little 4x4' coop to and put a few bantams out there. It has 4x4 posts at the corners to hold both a layer of chainlink to the outside and a layer of fine mesh to the inside. My japs have been running around it during the day and then I bring them inside at night. I'll also hopefully have some seramas soon that I don't want to stick out in the big coop. Then I have a 100x50' garden I'm fencing off from the chickens that I need a gate on.