I know I should have this figured out by now

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by catsew, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    but how do you attach the fencing (run) to the coop? Especially if you part of the coop outside of the fenced in run.

    I have a clean out door on the bottom of the back that I would like to leave outside the fence so I can just put a wheel barrow under it and scrape it out. I can see how to do the fencing under the coop around the legs of the raised part, but can't figure out how it attaches to the coop itself.
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    We used a facing board. Nail the fence to the coop, then nail a board over the wire so no edges show. It is neat and tidy, and helps keep critter claws from prying it up.
  3. Abirdbrain

    Abirdbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ya, I cut what look like Tomato stakes from 2x4 stock, about a 1/4 inch thick, and nail or screw them over the fence wire ends. It keeps me, pets, and chickens from getting stuck with barbs hanging out. It takes less fasteners to the building to make the fence secure, as the bitter end of the fence is not available to prying or pulling loose.

    I use this method a lot, as I use up a lot of free, and cast off wire materials to build my tractors and enclosures ( hutches) with recycle materials. Fencing is relatively expensive when you need a lot of it. So I use the small pieces in the small projects, as much as possible.
  4. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    We made that part of our run plywood and cut an exact hole with a jigsaw.
  5. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    DH used these giant staples that are about 1/4" thick and nearly impossible to remove with a hammer claw, much less with animal claws. He calls them steeples but the box says staples.

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