How far to bury netting?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bragabit, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. bragabit

    bragabit Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Southern Utah
    Let me give some background info:

    I've only lost 1 chick to a cat. I have 30 chicks that are 3 days old. I am going to move them outside with a lamp. Will this be secure?

    Outermost perimeter- 6 foot chain link fence
    Inside Perimeter- 1 black lab-doesn't touch chickens
    pasture fence (chicken area)
    Inside the pasture area there is a rabbit hutch converted to a coop with a small run covered over head with netting. Then I am taking my old trampoline and stapling it to the side and want to bury it into the ground. But how far to bury?

  2. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Songster

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    what do you have around your chain link fencing? We have chicken wire around ours and over that we have green plastic chicken fencing which we purchased from Lowes - costs $11 approx from Lowes. Our 8 week old chicks are then put up at night in a henhouse. We have buried nothing into the ground, but put a light inside the run area at night andalso have a radio. Predators then think there are humans in the area and keep away. Look at my page and you'll see my coop and run....

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