I wish I can build my coop like some of these with chicken wire. mine needs Fort KNOX

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 3Ducks, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. 3Ducks

    3Ducks Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 29, 2012
    I see all these great coops made if chicken wire...I live somewhat in the city and I need chain link everything..heck I cant even let my ducks out without me being out side with them...I have to pay the high price of dog kennel sections..I want to go larger but the cost of them kennels arent cheap.. ....im jealous and sick of these foxes and hawks...
  2. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 2, 2011
    I'm sorry you are frustrated. I know that is quite a difficult thing. I spent a fortune on 1x1 inch welded wire, a FORTUNE! I had to remove 3 inches of dirt and grass and run it under the coop as well, and then put the earth back on top. Huge fox den and family 100 feet from my property line. I have a livestock dog who patrols, but he isn't always right next to them when they free range.

    Wish I had an answer for you, perhaps setting traps?

    Good Luck, and hang in there!
  3. 3Ducks

    3Ducks Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 29, 2012
    Yes I have welded wire on top to..very expensive....instead of putting wire in the ground I just used thick pvc plastic for the bottom of run just in case the fox tried to dig...then I put dirt ontop...im hoping that will work...
  4. noahsmom

    noahsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2013
    North Eastern, Ky
    Sorry for the frustration you are going through, I understand!
    We are in the process of trying to figure out a way to make our run more secure :( We have so many loose dogs, I won't be afraid to shoot one if it is going after my chickens, I'm a huge animal lover but it isn't fair having when people won't keep up their dogs and we have to pay the price. We have at the very least 8-12 loose dogs running around, plus the other usual coons, opossums, cats etc,... It's going to be a feat trying to get everything properly secure! We are using a 10x10x6 dog kennel you can pick them up for $230 at lowes or southern states. I plan to buy another to add on in the summer to have a total of 300 sq ft for more chickens. Two of the sections we won't use that will be against the coop itself, I'm going to attach the kennel bars to the coop as well securely.

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