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inexpensive fencing options

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Picco, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    I live on 25 acres but can't free range because of my brother's blood thirsty boxer who loves the taste of chicken (or snakes, robins, sparrows, chipmunks, or anything with a pulse). My birds have a small chain link yard already but I would really like to pasture them. I had bought some electric netting in hopes of using it for my poultry but the holes were too large so it is now used for the pigs. I'd really like to find some cheap fencing to give them a lot of space to get some foraging time in.

    The fencing really doesn't need to be sturdy because they will only be let out when I am home. Its more to keep them in rather than keep things out. So far I don't have a problem with day predators because of the dogs. The dogs are contained with an invisible fence that is about 50 yards from the coop. So really I just need something that will keep the chickens from flying out and walking into dog territory. I have flighty birds so I probably need 5 or 6 foot fencing. Are there any cheap options?
  2. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    how big is there area you need to cover??

    you know the constustion fenceing that is orange fencing?
    it comes in green for your gardens..
    you could prob put up some long poles and add that suff.
  3. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    chicken wire will keep chickens in.
  4. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Yeah, I was thinking about just regular chicken wire and I think this is the best route to take. I just wanted to see if there were any creative and cheap ways (the plastic garden fence is a good idea). I'm going to keep checking craigslist for fencing. I'd like to fence in at least 1/4 acre. I'd really like to get the electric poultry netting but I'd rather save money for an octagon incubator.

    Thanks for the input.

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