Material for fencing run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rowechicks, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. rowechicks

    rowechicks Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2017
    Northeast Wyoming
    We are building our first coop and run and are trying to find ways to cut costs. The run will be 12 ft long, 8 ft wide, and 7 ft tall. Would fencing with 2 in by 4 in holes work to fence the upper half and top of the run? We are planning on using 1/4 in hardware cloth for an apron and along the lower 3 or 4 feet. We get snakes, raccoons, and hawks for predators.
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    I personally wouldn't trust anything that big (the holes) but many have used it for the upper side of the walls.

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  3. Noaskye

    Noaskye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2017
    Southern MD
    I used 2 x 4 fencing for solidifying the structure but did hardware cloth over the whole thing with a hardware cloth apron. If you are only going to choose one, go with hardware cloth.

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