Keeping hawks out of your run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lereg15, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I plan on making a run for the chickens I plan on getting next week, with a 6' chain link fence. I will be putting 28" high, mesh on the bottom of it to try and detour predators from getting in. Also I plan on making a wooden 'fence' on the outside of it as well. The run will be approximately 30x 15, so I'll have plenty of room for my, so far 12 chickens that I plan on getting Fri.

    My question is could I use regular bird netting for the 'roof' of the run? This is what I was thinking of :http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bird-Nett...r-Bird-Poultry-Avaiary-Game-Pens-New/29608046 . I'm not really sure if that will be good enough for hawks or not, but need something to keep them out!! Thank you in advance!!
     
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    lynnehd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a lightweight bird netting to keep away hawks. (I had a bad hawk problem) After i put it up one hawk dove and then took a quick turn up. haven't had a problem since. As long as they can see the barrier between them and the chicken they won't fly into it.
     
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  5. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll check that out! Thanks
     
  6. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a change of plans now, unfortunately. We live in a complicated situation where it's actually my father in law's house, but, supposibly, we can do anything we want here. Apparently now, I cannot put my coop on the back porch, like I had first planned on, so now I have to move it to the side of the house. Therefore the run I was planning on making will have to be smaller. I thank you for your input, and will use the information when I'm able to enlarge my space.
     

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