We are thinking of significantly increasing the size of our duck/goose enclosure to completely enclose a large swampy area and part of a pond in the back of our property. I know they would just LOVE it! It doesn't look like much more than a field of dead grass, but has a lot of small open water areas and is very swampy. The pond is owned mostly by our neighbors, but we have about 20 feet of it- there's already a fence dividing the pond - but we would probably want to make it taller. The area is approximately 1/4 of an acre. We normally use 2"x4" mesh welded metal fencing, but are willing to use anything that might help keep costs down. I'm guessing that we will need about 600-750 feet of fencing to do this, not including the top. Usually we pay $110 for a roll of 100 feet x 6 foot welded metal fencing. I feel that might be a bit too pricey for the size that we'd like to build. What kind of fencing should we use? We've considered using regular mesh chicken wire, and even thick vinyl netting but I'm not sure how safe that would be to protect against predators (which we have NEVER had a problem with so far) As for the top, I was considering running a "grid" pattern of clothes-line-quality rope...and then possibly putting that thin deer netting on top of it... I'm not sure if that would be secure enough, though. We get a lot of snow in winter and I don't know if it would weigh it down too much. Does anyone have a website where I can see what they have for large quantity fencing? I’ve included some pictures below. I’ve highlighted the proposed fenced area with a pink line. Any suggestions???