How to keep predators out?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickgma, May 22, 2012.

  1. chickgma

    chickgma Chirping

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    I'm fixing up an old shed for a coop. If I put chicken wire over windows and vents will that be all I need to do inside to keep unwanted critters out? Also for the run, how far down in the ground do I need to bury the wire? Thanks for your help![​IMG]
     
  2. ll

    ll Songster

    A minimum of 2ft is recommended for the apron ~ and you can lay it flat under mulch/rocks/etc. instead of going down. I have 2ft around our shed coop but ended up closing up the bottom of the run too. Alot of photos on my Hen House page, feel free to visit. [​IMG]
    Good luck!
     
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  3. chickgma

    chickgma Chirping

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    Thank you for all of the photos of your hen house! I'm using a 8x10 shed too...should arrive tomorrow & the work begins. I'm completely new to all of this, so can I ask some questions? What is DE? What is a pop door? I take it chickens shouldn't get wet? How many hens do you have? How much of your space was used for storage? Thank you so very much!
     

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