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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JodyP, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. JodyP

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    Hello!
    I have been lurking awhile and I thought I had better come out of hiding! My name is Jody. I had chickens many moons ago and am ready to raise them again!
    I plan on building a coop and attatching 2 yards. One side will "clean up" while the other is being used. I will rotate the birds every few weeks. I have an opportunity to purchase some inexpensive dog kennel panels. They are chain link, 10x10x6.

    I have a question: Are the holes too big in the chain link for the chicken yard?

    I plan on covering the tops of both of the yards since we have several types of winged and 4 legged predators here. We live in the woods so birds, rodents, racoons, snakes, you name it, share our living space.

    I would appreciate any feedback and/or opinions.

    Thanks so much! I look forward to hearing from any/all of you!
     

  2. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Songster

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Yes the holes are too big. You will want to add a row of wire around the bottom of the run and bury some about 12" to keep predators from digging under. :thumbsup
     
  4. JodyP

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    Thanks for the welcome!
    I saw a pic or 2 of some coops with chain link. I thought about using some but then questioned it.
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Jody! [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us! Looks like you're getting some good advice. [​IMG]
     
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    It sounds like the holes are going to be too big.

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  7. Kevin565

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  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Hardware cloth is the best thing to use on the lowest few feet of your run, you can just cover the chain link with it.
     
  10. JodyP

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    Thanks for the responses. I have gotten several here and in another thread. Everyone is so helpful!
     

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